Directed by: Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill
Starring: Moe Dunford (Ronan Callahan), Lorcan Cranitch (Sean), Emily Taaffe (Roberta), Francis Magee (Murphy)
Country: Ireland; Effed Up British-Irish Films
Genres: Detective-Mystery, Siblings-Family
Plot – Spoilers:
Ronan has just been released having done 15 years for murdering his girlfriend, an incident he struggles to remember. All he knows is, he was piss drunk the night of the murder.
Returning to his old place, Ronan finds the girl’s father digging away on whatever piece of ground he can find on Ronan’s land, desperately searching for his daughter’s remains. And that’s pretty much all the old man has been obsessively doing for the last 15 years, while Ronan was away busy doing time.
Ronan joins in on the dig, partly because he can’t seem to get rid of the old man and also because, he sort of hopes that finding the body might clear some of the fuzz from his recollection of the night of the murder. The dead girl’s sister is also around, and despite her familial hostility, seems the only person in town with a little sympathy for Ronan’s hopeless claims of innocence.
The Dig takes its time around the gloomy Irish bogscape as we join in on the dig to try and figure what the fuck really happened.