Starring: Colm Meaney, Colin Morgan, Milka Ahiroth
The Irish have a wealth of big-hearted, bear-like character actors.
In Darragh Byrne's Parked, Colm Meaney proves that he's the match of Brendan Gleason. He plays a middle-class man (seemingly a clock restorer) reduced by tough economic times to living in his car. His neighbour is a young junkie. They're skint, freezing cold and preyed on by drug dealers. Even so, they strike up a fast friendship, while Meaney, in a shy, hesitant way, begins to court a Finnish piano teacher he meets by chance. The film doesn't altogether avoid mawkishness but Meaney combines terror, belligerence and yearning in an altogether winning way.
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