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Lament for Barney Flanagan

New Zealand, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Paul Judge

When the Angel of Death taps drunkard Barney Flanagan on the shoulder, he finds himself banging on the pearly gates with little chance of getting in. A comic and cautionary tale with a wicked blend of Gothic, Dantesque horror and glib, Celtic wit.

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