PÖFF 2016: The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders

Genre

Comedy

Director

Peter Foott

Run time

1h 25min

"The Young Offenders" follows the cross-county journey of two teenage scoundrels (Conor & Jock) as they hatch a plan to escape their troubled family lives by finding a bale of cocaine that may or may not have washed up on the West Cork coast and selling it for some quick cash.

Neophyte feature writer-director Peter Foott and his terrific debutant leads maintain a blissfully innocent/ignorant tone throughout; and while the relationship between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose, excellent) is genuinely touching, this caper is pure ‘craic’ cocaine, including the best visual nose-candy gag since Woody Allen’s "Annie Hall". - Leigh Singer, London film festival

Genre

Comedy

Director

Peter Foott

Run time

1h 25min

"The Young Offenders" follows the cross-county journey of two teenage scoundrels (Conor & Jock) as they hatch a plan to escape their troubled family lives by finding a bale of cocaine that may or may not have washed up on the West Cork coast and selling it for some quick cash.

Neophyte feature writer-director Peter Foott and his terrific debutant leads maintain a blissfully innocent/ignorant tone throughout; and while the relationship between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose, excellent) is genuinely touching, this caper is pure ‘craic’ cocaine, including the best visual nose-candy gag since Woody Allen’s "Annie Hall". - Leigh Singer, London film festival

Info

Rating

(none)

Production year

2016

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/19/2016