#IrishFilm: Cork comedy The Young Offenders previews nationwide this weekend
Peter Foott’s hilarious Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders previews this weekend ( Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September) ahead of its nationwide release on September 16th.
The Young Offenders has already had great success, sharing Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh and earning a standing ovation at that festival. It will open in the majority of Irish cinemas on September 16th, making it the widest release for an Irish film this year.
Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth €7m, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell and escape their troubled home lives…. But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.
The film stars newcomers Alex Murphy and Chris Walley, Ciaran Bermingham (Patrick’s Day), PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera), and Hilary Rose (The Centre,The Republic of Telly). Produced by Julie Ryan, it is a Vico Films production with Cormac Fox and Michael Doherty as executive producers. Creative talent includes Director of Photography Patrick Jordan (Talking to My Father, Leave), and Editor Colin Campbell (You’re Ugly Too), with music from Ray Harman (Love/Hate, Patrick’s Day).
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The Young Offenders previews Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September in the following cinemas: