Bargain Shop, The

Director: Johnny Gogan

When Billy inherits his father’s antique shop in Dublin, he is caught up by the dream of converting it into a Bargain Shop. His employees Packy and Maria are horrified by Billy’s plans and as the tacky transformation take place their initial mutual antipathy turns to romance. Then Billy’s dream falls victim to a property development conspiracy.
‘A piece of contemporary TV fiction – a rare thing in early 1990s Ireland – it marked an important bridge for me in the transition from short films to feature film production. Property and planning-based corruption was not much spoken about (more whispered) at the time, though it later became publicly aired at Tribunals etc.’ – Johnny Gogan, 2003
(1992, 57mins)

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