Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Starring: Cillian Murphy (Pig), Elaine Cassidy (Runt), Sarah Gallagher (Runt as a child), Charles Bark (Pig as a child), Darren Healy (Marky), Brían F. O’Byrne (Runt’s dad)
Country: Ireland, Effed Up British-Irish Films
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Plot – Spoilers:
Pig and Runt were born together and also live next door to each other. In fact, you’d be forgiven for assuming they were twins. They can only relate to each other and not to the outside world that appears to be increasingly hostile to them. Or maybe they’re just withdrawing into one another while increasingly hating the outsides. But when Runt nears 17, something begins to change and she finds the world more receptive to her. Pig who had a violent streak to begin with, starts to lose control.
Pig played by Cillian Murphy with his saucery insane eyes will either provoke your sympathy or make you loathe him from your gut.