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Filleann an Feall : Cillian Murphy Speaks in Irish

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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”.

In Irish:

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
Year: 2000

A big thank you to: ucillian and The Cillian Site

Enjoy the film and share what you think about it in the comment 🙂

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About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

21 comments on “Filleann an Feall : Cillian Murphy Speaks in Irish

  1. rtm
    April 4, 2012

    Oooh I’ll be checking this out for sure! I LOVE it when European actors speak in their native tongue. Nice to see another Cillian post, Nov, I’ve missed him 😉

    • Novroz
      April 4, 2012

      He looks in his broken Irish. I read somewhere that he is actually fluent in Irish and French, but here he tried to be an Irish who can’t speak Irish well.

      Hahaha this blog will crumble if there is NO Cillian Murphy post in a month 😉

      • Monthly Murphy is my favorite feature of your blog Novia! Always such geeky and fun read! I wonder if Cillian ever has visited your site?

        • Novroz
          April 6, 2012

          Geeky?? hahaha yeah I guess I turns into geeky teenage girl when it comes to Cillian.
          I wonder myself but probably not, I don’t think he is the kind that likes to search himself in the net

  2. DEZMOND
    April 4, 2012

    I also like to hear accents, especially the European ones, in English lg films 🙂 Accents are deadly hot 🙂

    • Novroz
      April 4, 2012

      Me too!!! and you know hot Cillian accent is, both in his Cork and British accent. That’s why I dont him using too much American accent…no discrimation intended but he is sexy in that accent and that’s a fact! 😉

  3. TBM
    April 4, 2012

    I do enjoy accents…the past few months in London have been heaven. I hope you can track down the first short film.

    • Novroz
      April 4, 2012

      Everyone who lives in London makes me envy 😉

      But this short is not about accent…it’s Cillian speaking in his native language.
      I hope I can track that one too…I want to see all his body of works.

  4. Caroline
    April 4, 2012

    Thanks for sharing.
    I’m amazed that you never run out of topics for the Monthly Murphy.

    • Novroz
      April 4, 2012

      You’re welcome 🙂 I hope you enjoy the film.
      Hahaha it also amazed 😉
      I never though it would go on this far and I still have many ideas to share for the monthly post.

  5. Alice Audrey
    April 6, 2012

    You have a way of introducing me to some of the most interesting stuff.

    • Novroz
      April 6, 2012

      I felt honoured by what you have said. I am just trying to share about my favorite people 🙂

  6. sunshinedany
    April 14, 2012

    I’ve been looking for this movie for a long time now . I like to hear Cillian speak in his native language ( I could listen to that for days). Thank you so much for posting this. You’ve made my day !

    • Novroz
      April 14, 2012

      I hope he will play another movie where he has to use his native tounge…it’s really fun listening to him speaks like that.
      You’re welcome Dany 🙂

  7. DonnaF
    May 16, 2012

    I’ve been looking for this short and came across your page- fabulous- thank you for posting it in full! ! I love to hear him speak Gaelic and I was fortunate enough to see him perform his play in London 3 times in the last month (with some amazing variations of the accent..and a little gaelic!) I was even more fortunate to meet him afterwards and my goodness he is more gorgeous in the flesh! 🙂

    • Novroz
      May 16, 2012

      You are more than welcome Donna 🙂

      Oh my God!! you have met him?? I am soooooo full of envy!!! I wish I can meet him too but the chance is very slim.
      Was he nice?
      About being gorgeous in the flesh, I have no doubt about that. I have seen my favorite band performed LIVE 2 meters away from me and the vocalist is more beautiful than any woman I have met in reality…and the vocalist is actually a man 😉 . so I have no doubt that Cillian will also be more gorgeous in the flesh 😉

      • DonnaF
        May 18, 2012

        I met him as he was leaving the theatre and he was very sweet and very polite! He was happy to let me have my photo taken with him and thanked us for coming to see the play! I was very star struck and couldnt resist giving him a kiss on the cheek 🙂
        you were very lucky to see your favorite band so close too!!

        • Novroz
          May 18, 2012

          Ooooh how lucky you are!! did he mind with the kiss? I am so full of envy but happy to hear your wonderful experience.
          I was lucky…May is a blessing month for me. I saw the band I have loved for the pasr 11 years and my thought on Cillian will be deliver to him personally few days after his birthday.

          Did you know about this project? https://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/send-cillian-your-b-day-wishes/

  8. Glennon
    November 23, 2012

    Would this be a suitable film to show to a group opf 15-17 yr olds in school??

    • Novroz
      November 23, 2012

      I think it’s suitable, it has good message.

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