• 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy
  • Written by: Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy
  • Cast: Killian Scott, John Bradley, Peter O'Meara
  • UK release: 29 July 2016

Newly redundant financial analyst Harry (Scott) takes up a new form of trading invented by ex-colleague Vernon (Bradley), in which two willing participants fight to the death and the winner takes the loser's savings. The blunt approach makes the outlandish story implausible, the characterisation is rudimentary and it's just another grim urban fairytale about dislikeable men.

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25 Jul 20162 stars

Ambitious but ultimately flawed Irish indie thriller in which desperate men trade their lives for hard cash

Capitalist greed and abject depravity have always made symbiotic cinematic bedfellows, the two indelibly linked in such bombastic works as Fight Club, American Psycho and The Wolf of Wall Street. Irish indie Traders has similar DNA, but lacks the…

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