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Barber

Country: Ireland, Language: English, 90 mins

  • Director: Fintan Connolly
  • Writer: Fiona Bergin, Fintan Connolly
  • Producer: Fiona Bergin, Brian Willis

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"Everybody has a secret."

Chilly, insular, claustrophobic Dublin: narrow, stifling streets, dark bars, dark corners. The view from the terrace of private investigator Val Barber’s penthouse apartment provides no sense of space or freedom. Everyone knows everyone here and everyone has secrets buried for years, grudges are intractable.
On this background, the case led by investigator Val Barber is set in. A 20-year-old girl disappears and her grandmother, daunted by the attitude of corrupted Irish police, comes to Barber, asking him to look into it. Barber’s investigation leads him to unsavoury places, into the highest ranks of power and to people who don’t want him sniffing around. The wall of institutional silence is growing, and Barber has to rely on a whisper network of frightened witnesses who hesitate to even talk to him. It’s 2020 and besides pandemic, there’s a tension in the air, connected with growing #MeToo movement. And it’s Ireland, where the catholic roots are still quite strong.


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Cast & Characters

Aidan Gillen (as Val Barber)
Aisling Kearns (as Kate Barber)
Gary Lydon (as Johnny Mulligan)
Helen Behan (as Monica Nolan)
Deirdre Donnelly (as Lily Dunne)
Liam Carney (as Tony Quinn)
Camille O'Sullivan (as Lexie Finnegan)
David Herlihy (as P. O'Neill)
Rúaidhrí Conroy (as Luke Kenny)
Irma Mali (as Oxana Popov)
Nick Dunning (as Eunan Brady)
Steve Wall (as Eddie Quinn)
Simone Collins (as Jane Devaney)
Mark O'Regan (as Brendan West)
Gerard Mannix Flynn (as Denis Frogatt)
Lia Schaffer (as Eliza Farrell)
Aaron Edo (as Tecky)
Desmond Eastwood (as Cian Kelly)
Dan Monaghan (as Tadhg Byrne)
Isabelle Connolly (as Sara Dunne)
Jimmy Smallhorne (as Jimmy)
Vinnie McCabe (as Sugar Daddy)
Ailbhe Cowley (as Amy)
Des Fitzgerald (as Plain Clothes Detective)
Caitríona Ní Threasaigh (as Nurse)