Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MIDDLETOWN - bonkers....

..but not enough to be interesting.

MIDDLETOWN is a low-budget film set in contemporary Northern Ireland. It is monochrome both in terms of colour palette and narrative. Matthew MacFadyen plays an ex-missionary priest who returns to his home town to find his brother gambling and his pregnant sister-in-law serving pints on a Sunday. He's pissed off for around 80 minutes then goes mental in the final ten. Whoops, I just gave away the plot....such as it is. I think the point is that fundamentalist nutters are a menace. Evidently.

MIDDLETOWN went on release in Ireland in November 2006 and in the UK for about a nanosecond in March. It is available on Region 2 DVD.

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