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Ireland 2013
produced by
Ciaron Davies for Loose Gripp Films
directed by Ciaron Davies
starring Ciara Bailey, Fionnuala Collins, Vicky Cosmos, Kevin Currid, Ciaron Davies, Jenny Dixon, Roger Gregg, Diane Jennings, Lola Kingerlee, Gordon Mahon, Sean Markey, Geraldine McAlinden, Tristan McConnell, Klara McDonnell, Rory Mullen, Paul O'Bryan, Seamus O'Donnell, Raymond S. Kinsella, Gerry Shanahan, Shawn Sturnick, Sinead Watters
written and music by Ciaron Davies

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A Martian spacecraft has crashed into a Dublin apartment building, and now its pilot Zelog is holding the inhabitants of a flat hostage and makes demands to world leaders - that he wants earth's top scientists to come and repair his spaceship so he can just bugger off. It's really a very honest and doable demand, and yet it sets off a chain reaction, because you see, earth has welcomed Martians for years, and they proved to be a much better workforce than we earthlings could ever be asked to be. This of course has triggered resentments from many earthlings, and thus what should have been an easily solvable situation turns out to be an interplanetary diplomatic situation, and it becomes more and more apparent those at the helm are hell-bent on steering it towards the worst possible outcome ...

 

Told in the context of a news show with two constantly bickering hosts, this can of course be viewed as a (actually pretty hilarious) media farce, and as such despite some over-exaggerations, it hits mostly right buttons. So basically, this film works pretty well as a party movie - and that said, there's also a more thoughtful layer beneath, one that's less comedy and more social satire, targeting national and international immigration politics and the like, making its valid points while delivering punchlines, and that's the part of the film that will remain with you for days, maybe weeks after watching.

 

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