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Fluent Dysphasia

    • Director

      Daniel O'Hara

    • Credits

      Producer: Grainne O'Carroll. Writer: Daniel O'Hara

    • Principal Cast

      Stephen Rea, Jayne Stynes

  • Category

    Irish Language

A clever spin on the difficulties Irish speakers can face in their own country, Fluent Dysphasia has the beer-swilling, pub-crawling Murph (Stephen Rea) suffer a head injury that leaves him capable of only speaking in Irish. Suddenly appearing terrifying to his non-Irish speaking friends, it falls to his oft-neglected daughter Jane (Jayne Stynes) to help him out of his predicament in this satirical, linguistically-dexterous short.

16 minutes, Ireland, 2004, Colour

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