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CHARLIE CASANOVA

by Terry McMahon

synopsis

Poster boy for the ruling class, Charlie Barnum has it all, the perfect wife, the property portfolio and the loyalty of his best friend. The fact that Charlie requires Viagra to have sex with his wife, is losing his properties, and has seduced his best friend's wife, means nothing to Charlie, because Charlie is living on dangerously borrowed time. An innocent working class girl is killed in a hit and run, and, as the blood pours from her injuries, Charlie, the man who knocked her down, consults his deck of playing cards and chooses to abdicate responsibility for all future deeds. Lies become truths, reality becomes fantasy, and, as Charlie embroils the three comfortable couples in the ugly excesses and sanctimonious prejudices of his new found power, they discover some deeply disturbing truths about each other. Employing dangerously subversive, provocatively dark, and satirically disturbing humor...

international title: Charlie Casanova
original title: Charlie Casanova
country: Ireland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Terry McMahon
release date: IE 11/05/2012, UK 11/05/2012
screenplay: Terry McMahon
cast: Emmet Scanlan, Valeria Bandino, Damien Hannaway, Ruth McIntyre, Anthony Murphy, Tommy O'Neil
cinematography by: Eoin Macken
film editing: Tony Kearns
music: Marc-Ivan O'Gorman
producer: Terry McMahon, Franco Noonan, Emmet Scanlan
production: Source Productions
distributor: StudioCanal, Source Productions
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