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by John Boorman


Identical twins are separated at birth. One, Liam, becomes a successful though over-stretched property developer in the new godless, greedy Ireland. The other is a homeless bum in Leeds. The have and the have-not. The bum comes across a magazine article about Liam and his glittering possessions. In a series of wickedly devious acts, he sets out to steal Liam's life and wife. He succeeds, but finds nothing but debts and grief. Liam, on the other hand, discovers he is less aggrieved than he might be to find himself relieved of his life and its burdens.

international title: The Tiger's Tail
original title: The Tiger's Tail
country: Ireland
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: John Boorman
film run: 106'
release date: UK 08/06/2007
screenplay: John Boorman
cast: Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattrall, Ciarán Hinds, Angeline Ball, Sinéad Cusack, Cathy Belton, Denis Conway
cinematography by: Seamus Deasy
film editing: Ron Davis
costumes designer: Maeve Paterson
music: Stephen McKeon
producer: John Boorman, Kieran Corrigan, John Buchanan
production: Merlin Films, Fern Gully Tales (IE)
backing: Irish Film Board
distributor: Diaphana (FR), NonStop Entertainment (SE)
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