BEHOLD THE LAMB

By John MCILDUFF

DUMBWORLD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

Behold the Lamb is a darkly comic road movie that follows
Eddie, a fifty year old, depressed accountant and Liz,
a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland
to pick up a lamb.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • John MCILDUFF
    • Writer(s)
    • John MCILDUFF
    • Producer(s)
    • Kevin JACKSON (Dumbworld)
    • Synopsis
    • In an attempt to save the neck of his junkie son Joe, Eddie (Nigel O’Neill) agrees to do a mysterious pick up with the help of Joe’s girlfriend Liz (Aoife Duffin). The two head off across mid Ulster and eventually find themselves in possession of a lamb. En-route they fumble their way through a series of comic, tragic and disturbing adventures; Liz, struggling with her own drug addiction, crippling sensitivity and desire to connect with her disabled son who lives with foster parents. Eddie, an overweight and depressed ex accountant does his best to assume the role of a drug trafficker but his constant cradling of the lamb and love of bird watching doesn’t do a lot for his tough guy image. In between moments of unexpected heroism and unlikely sightings of birds (vultures in Mid Ulster) Eddie’s dysfunctional humanity connects with Liz’s tortured past and a kind of healing begins.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2010
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