Disco Pigs, 2001 – ★★★★

Returning to this a couple of days after seeing Enda Walsh’s latest stage play, Ballyturk (also starring Cillian Murphy), I can see parallels in the weirdness of the writing and in the intensity of the relationship between Pig (Murphy) and Runt (Elaine Cassidy).

Dark, dangerous and desperate, this also has hints of sweetness in the quiet calmness of Runt. This was one of Murphy’s breakthrough performances, which he also played in the stage play. Surreal and strange, he lifts the play to something much more interesting than your basic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ teenage romance.

Vía Letterboxd – loureviews

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