Ireland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, UK
Writer/Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Deborah Francois, John Cusack, Danny Webb, Tim Ahern and Sam Louwyck.
Time: 100 min.
A once-peaceful frontier town thrown into chaos when vicious outlaw Dutch Albert (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) and his gang arrive, bringing violence and terror to the community. Undertaker Patrick Tate (Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild) must now choose between the blood money he makes burying the murderers’ victims and the threats he and his family face as the death toll continues to rise.
The film was shot entirely in Connemara in the West of Ireland by Irish director Ivan Kavanagh, best known for The Canal which we screened in Moscow in 2015.
“Cusack thoroughly galvanizes the proceedings. Emile Hirsch also gives a terrific performance.” The Hollywood Reporter
“Kavanagh’s film borrows in tone from Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, but is very nicely made and Cusack is very enjoyable as the soft-spoken villain.” Independent
“Connemara deserves an Oscar for its performance as the mid-West.” The Irish Times
“Filmed in Connemara, Ireland, under the grungy, steady direction of writer-director Ivan Kavanagh, the plot unfolds almost gracefully, with scenes of maximum suspense that take your breath away.” Observer
“Tarantino without the zany bits.” RTE