Between the Canals

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Between the Canals
Between The Canals poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed by Mark O'Connor
Written by Mark O'Connor
Starring Peter Coonan, Dan Hyland, Stephen Jones, Damien Dempsey
Release date
  • 24 February 2010 (2010-02-24) (Jameson Dublin)
  • 18 March 2011 (2011-03-18) (Ireland)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Ireland
Language English

Between the Canals is an Irish crime film written and directed by Mark O'Connor.[1]


The film follows three small-time criminals as they pinball their way about Dublin on a boozy Saint Patrick's Day. Liam (Dan Hyland) is plotting an escape from minor villainy. Dave (Peter Coonan) hopes to move up the criminal pecking order, while Scratcher (Stephen Jones) seems happy to coast.



The film was shot in a speedy, mobile style around Sheriff Street, Dublin.


The film premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on 24 February 2010.[2] It was released in Irish cinemas on 18 March 2011.[3]


The film has received strongly positive reviews. The Irish Times stated "Inner-city Dublin has often been the subject of Irish films, but few previous releases have got so close to the exhaust fumes, car alarms and fag ash." [4] called it "a rough-and-ready drama that's a cross between Mean Streets and La Haine." [5]


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