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The Young Offenders

Thursday 19 October 7.45pm
Certificate: 15

Director:  Peter Foott
Cast: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose
Release: 2016
Run time: 1h 23m

 

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A comedy about best friends, Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat and mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth seven million euros, are seized, word gets out that one bale has disappeared. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives...But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

'It's the most perceptive comic portrait of the adolescent male since The Inbetweeners, but with a naturalism that is unexpectedly disarming.'

Wendy Ide, Observer