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by Brian Lloyd
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'The Banshees of Inisherin' makes black comedy out of bleak Irish history

On the remote island of Inisherin during the Irish Civil War, Pádraic (Colin Farrell) is stricken when his friend, musician Colm (Brendan Gleeson), decides that he wants nothing to do with him anymore. At first, the islanders and Pádraic's sister, Siobhán (Kerry Condon) believe the two are simply rowing with each other, but Colm makes a chilling ultimatum - for every time Pádraic bothers him, he will cut off one finger of his hand...

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