Stalker (2012 film)
|Directed by||Mark O'Connor|
|Produced by||TJ O'Grady-Peyton|
|Written by||Mark O'Connor & John Connors|
|Starring||Barry Keoghan, Peter Coonan, John Connors|
|Running time||80 minutes|
Stalker is an Irish psychological thriller written and directed by Mark O'Connor.
Oliver Nolan, a volatile homeless man, wanders the streets of Dublin City during the Christmas period. After an unusual encounter with an evangelist, Oliver believes he is sent on a mission from God to clean up society. When he saves a disaffected young boy named Tommy from some local bullies an unlikely friendship is formed. Oliver soon learns that Tommy’s mother is an addict and his uncle Rudyard is a local drug dealer, and takes it upon himself to get even with Rudyard and his gang of petty criminals for taking advantage of his only friend, Tommy.
- John Connors as Oliver
- Barry Keoghan as Tommy
- Peter Coonan as Rudyard
Despite the film's microbudget it has received positive critical response. The Irish Times called Mark O'Connor "a young wizard of cut-price film-making" and described the film as a "violent, picaresque trawl through contemporary Dublin discontents." The film received 'Runner Up' in the Best Irish Feature Film category at Galway Film Fleadh 2012.
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