The Stag

Ireland, 2013

Director: John Butler; screenplay: John Butler, Peter McDonald; cinematography: Peter Robertson; editing: John O’Connor; music: Stephen Rennicks, Hugh Drumm, Sponge Music; producers: Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole ; production society: Treasure Entertainment; Italian distribution: AcademyTwo; Irish location: Dublino, Wicklow, Galway; running time: 94’

Cast: Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Conor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Andrew Bennett, Michael Legge, Amy Huberman, DMarcella Plunkett, John Kavanagh.

 

Synopsis

Fionnan is busy organizing his own wedding, but he would rather do without the usual stag party. However, his fiancée Ruth insists and so Fionnan and his long-time friends get ready to spend a relaxing weekend in the Irish countryside. Or at least that is the plan, which does not include the presence of Ruth’s brother, known by all as “the Machine.” His dominating personality and his talent for seeking out danger to prove his masculinity transform the weekend into a decidedly unforgettable adventure.