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by Lance Daly


Fatso is the proprietor of what may be the worst eaterie in the city, and is struggling to keep a sinking ship afloat. His compulsive gambling is getting the better of him and he has to contend with an endless succession of loan sharks and debt collectors. He employs hopelessly incompetent staff and generally manages to keep the entire community around him ticking over. However just as Fatso seems to be getting everything under control, he is faced with a dilemma that could destroy him for good.

original title: The Halo Effect
country: Ireland
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Lance Daly
film run: 97'
release date: IE 19/11/2004
screenplay: Lance Daly
cast: Stephen Rea, Grattan Smith, Kerry Condon, Simon Delaney, Willie Higgins, Patrick Bergin, John Kavanagh, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Michael Lally
cinematography by: Ivan McCullough
film editing: Flora Agar, Lance Daly
art director: Bob Clarke
costumes designer: Leonie Prendergast
producer: John Kelleher
production: Fastnet Films, Ipso Facto Films, Fatface Productions (IE)
backing: Irish Film Board, Xtravision, TV3
distributor: Buena Vista International Ireland
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