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The Tiger's Tail (2006)

Director:
John Boorman
COUNTRY
Ireland
GENRE
Drama/Mystery/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Tiger's Tail
RUNNING TIME
107 minutes
Producer:
John Boorman
John Buchanan
Kieran Corrigan
Screenwriter:
John Boorman


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Liam O'Leary Brendan Gleeson
Jane O'Leary Kim Cattrall
Father Andy Ciarán Hinds ½
Oona O'Leary Sinéad Cusack ½
Connor O'Leary Briain Gleeson

 

Review

Brendan Gleeson gets the chance to shine when meeting his doppelganger in John Boorman's playful mystery-comedy The Tiger's Tail. The role, as the film, is a nice mix of simplicity and depth, and Boorman finds room for both silly comedy (which often is more silly than comedic, however) and historically resonant drama in this clever little film. It is also nice to see a film as arch-Irish as this, and the performers seem to cherish this identity. Brendan Gleeson doesn't give his most whole-hearted performance, but he is obviously enjoying himself. And Sinéad Cusack's performance is full of emotion.

 

Copyright © 2.11.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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