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The Butcher Boy

A blackly comic study of an Irish boy who doesn't have a chance in life; his father is a perpetual drunk, his mother a mentally fragile soul. Yet he greets the world with bravado and the gift of the gab - the only problem is, he's deranged. Neill Jordan's ('The Crying Game', 'Mona Lisa') take on Patrick McCabe's novel is a true original. Stars Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw and Eamonn Owens who won much kudos for his startling lead performance.

Year: 1998
Genre: Art House Cinema, Film Festivals 1998, Based on..., Best of the 1990s, Black Humour, Disabilities, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Ireland, USA
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Ian Hart, Sean McGinley
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence and offensive language and sex scenes.
7.2/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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