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Traders (2015)

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What if it made perfect sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Better than slow grinding financial ruin and misery, and all done according to a strict code by consenting adults. This is Trading.
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Orla Johnson
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Anthony Grogan
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Ken
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Big John
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Nuala
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Kevin
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Vicious
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Helen Stynes
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Tallman
Donal O'Farrell ...
Pickaxe
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Kicker (as Dónall Ó'Héalaí)
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Simon
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What if it made perfect sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Better than slow grinding financial ruin and misery, and all done according to a strict code by consenting adults. This is Trading.

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What side of the deal will you be on?

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11 March 2016 (Ireland)  »

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O'meara acted along side John Bradley""s Game of Thrones costar Aiden Gillian in Love/Hate See more »

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When Orla looks at Vernon's wound, blood is already visible on Orla's left arm before Vernon grabs her, presumably from a previous take. See more »

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sticks to the brain somehow
7 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

from the technical or artistic angle by no mean it is amazing. there's nothing remarkable, no treat for the senses.

however the subject is disturbing making the film interesting enough & leaving an impression on the mind (mine at least).

it's a dive in the world of losers with no hero in it but a wide bunch of losers accepting their condition & running to their death (one way or another).

what is missing beside that psycho-sociological study (through the Vernon character mainly but not only) is a spiritual/philosophical angle to make it truly deep & multi-layered with more subtle character development, better narration & dialogues (i would have liked to see/hear poetry or sarcasm or irony or real funny quotes -they tried but they fail IMO like at the co-worker funeral... something more).

in other words, what is missing is a Stanley Kubrick or a Shane Carruth (re-)writing it & directing it.

conclusion : worth watching but shame it's not the masterpiece it could well have been with more work & perfectionism in the writing & directing.

the generous 7 is because it does leave this lasting impression (unlike 99% of Hollywood productions forgotten 10 minutes after it's over)


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