The Drummer and the Keeper
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Director: Nick Kelly
Producer: Kate McColgan
Writer: Nick Kelly
Cast: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Peter Coonan, Charlie Kelly, Adrian Hudson, Jane Herbert, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Annie Ryan
Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent Bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated band mates. At the therapeutic mixed-ability soccer game he’s obliged to attend as part of his treatment, Gabriel is spectacularly upended by goalkeeper Christopher, an institutionalized 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome. Having taken violent revenge, Gabriel faces expulsion unless he “makes friends” with Christopher.
When the isolated and socially inept young goalkeeper takes this grudging offer of friendship literally, Gabriel finds his footsteps dogged and secrets threatened by an embarrassingly eager and dangerously tactless new disciple.
2017, NR, Ireland, Drama, English, 94 minutes
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