Film, Comedy

Time Out says

'Home Sweet Home' mutters Jimmy (Brennan), screwing a bulb into a naked socket in the derelict Georgian pile where he has decided to take up residence, soon joined by a motley crew of other squatters. Set on the subcultural fringes of Dublin's not-so-fair inner city, Pigs starts out as everyone's worst nightmare of house-sharing, with the inhabitants variously subsisting on diets of cider and Complan, a pair of false teeth pressed into service as pastry cutters, and a pan of pigs' trotters festering on the stove. Gradually it darkens into a sardonic comedy of despair as the little household falls apart under the pressures of violence, harassment and urban decay. Black's first feature is a small film and a bit raggedy round the edges, but possessed of an angry and pungent eccentricity that carries the day.


Release details

79 mins

Cast and crew

Cathal Black
Jimmy Brennan
Jimmy Brennan
George Shane
Maurice O'Donoghue
Liam Halligan
Kwesi Kay
Joan Harpur