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Wide Open Spaces

  • 2009
  • Ireland/UK
  • 85 min
  • E

Written by the co-creator of 'Father Ted', and following the same tradition of rural Celtic loopiness, this unstable comedy strands two misunderstood souls in the back of beyond with an absurd task on their hands. Dissipated semi-intellectual Myles (O'Hanlon) and excitable, none-too-bright Austin (Bremner) are enlisted by a dodgy entrepreneur to construct a tourist monument to their nation's darkest days. The experience proves a hilarious test of their friendship and their morals. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Wide Open Spaces

11 Jun 2009

Wide Open Spaces was a co-production between the UK and Ireland. I raised the money from the UK end. Co-productions are becoming much more important for any producer, really just in order to raise enough money to make films. Normally it’s difficult to…

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