Posted at 5:58 PM on January 19, 2008
by Euan Kerr
McDonagh actually has already won an Oscar for his first short feature, and his first full length feature, a tale of two hitmen on the run after a botched job has the black mixture of comedy and violence which was the hallmark of early Coen and Tarantino movies.
Kolirin's tale of an Egyptian Police Orchestra deserted in a dead-end Israeli town is a hilarious comedy riddled with enough sadness and loneliness to conjure thoughts of early Bill Forsyth. They are both coming to screens near you soon, and they are worth checking out.