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This month’s Monthly Murphy is very special. I have seen this short years ago and haven’t found the right time to share it till today. This is the first and only time I heard the gorgeous Cillian Murphy speaks in Irish…well broken Irish to be precise.
Cillian Murphy has done 9 short films so far, and I have seen 8 of them…couldn’t find his first short yet, but I will one day
I have shared 4 films in this beloved Monthly Murphy of mine, they are The Silent City, Watchmen, The Water, and At The Death’s Door.
Today…I will share Filleann an Feall. This is a 20 minute short film about Seán (Don Wycherley) and Ger (Cillian Murphy), two Dubliners who happened to be a small time criminal. They got a job that required them to speak Irish. Ger wasn’t good in Irish but he tried hard to speak the language. They soon found a kind of treasure that made them forgot their job.
The Irish Film Board Synopsis:
Two Dubs, Sean and Ger, get wind of the proverbial pot of gold and what should be a straight-forward job becomes a fiasco. But, there’s an old Irish saying – “Filleann an feall ar an bhfeallaire – What goes around comes around”.
Gaigheann beirt Sean and Ger, amach faoin saibhreas ata le fail go heasca in iarthar na hEireann. Teann an rud ar cheart do a bheith ina sheift direach gan dua in aimhreidh nuair a thugtar cul don reasun agus go dtagann an tsaint chun tosaigh. Ach, is ann don seanfhocal Gaeilge – “Filleann an feall ar an bhfeallaire”.
This short is really funny…the funniest of all Cillian’s short. It’s funny moments are mostly caused by Ger, Cillian’s character. When Ger has to unload his stomach in the middle of a park…that image really ruin the image of the cool Cillian Murphy I have known all this time…but it is still very funny
I like the relationship between Seán and Ger, their personalities are so different but they somehow have to put up with each other. Seán is a typical bitter petty criminal while Ger is more like trying to be one but he still has gentle heart. It’s also fun to see how Seán ignores Ger when he is trying to speak in English.
Curious about the film? Just click PAGE 2 to see the short films. I shared 2 links for you, one is the full video and the other is youtube link where the short iss divided into 11 very short parts, I can’t find the full youtube video…this is the best available in youtube. These videos are kindly uploaded by ucillian, another Cillian Fanatic like me
Short Film Detail:
Director: Frankie McCafferty
Writer: Don Wycherley
Stars:Don Wycherley, Cillian Murphy and Aine Ni Mhuiri
A big thank you to: ucillian and The Cillian Site
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