Michael (Cillian Murphy) owes money to Dublin’s meanest gangster, Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson). When the debt is called in Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), Michael’s recently dumped and suicidal best friend, accidentally shoots dead one of his goons. To make matters worse Michael’s estranged father, Jim (Jim Broadbent), arrives just in time to witness the scene. With a bounty on their heads Michael, Jim and Brenda flee to the mountains.
A darkly comic rollercoaster ride of a crime drama…
On the run with his eccentric father, who’s convinced he’ll die the next time he sleeps, and an increasingly morose Brenda, Michael is about to lose his mind. But as the net tightens and the helter skelter chase reaches its climax he is forced to forgive his father and confront his true feelings for Brenda. With every hard man in Dublin on their trail it looks like Michael won’t make it through the next 24 hours; however, the Grim Reaper and a gang of savage dogs have a funny way of intervening.
Ian FitzGibbon (A Film With Me In It) directs from Mark O’Rowe’s script (Boy A) and Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker and Brendan Gleeson all star. The film is a co-prodution with Dublin-based Parallel Films.
Perrier’s Bounty was nominated for four IFTAs in 2011 including Best Film, Best Actor in a Lead Role for Cillian Murphy, Best Screenplay for Mark O’Rowe, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Brendan Gleeson.
STATUS: Released 26th March 2010