The Van 1995

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The Van ★★★ 1995 (R)

The last of writer Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy (following “The Commitments” and “The Snapper”) is set in 1989-90, in Dublin, where baker Bimbo (O'Kelly) has just lost his job. Tired of sitting around the pub, he takes his redundancy money and buys a filthy, dilapidated fish ‘n' chips van, which he decides to run with best friend Larry (Meany), with their families helping out. The months pass quickly and their venture turns out to be a big success but the close quarters puts a strain on the mens' friendship until Bimbo has another idea. 105m/C VHS, DVD . GB Donal O'Kelly, Colm Meaney, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rotwell, Neili Conroy, Ruaidhri Conroy; D: Stephen Frears; W: Roddy Doyle; C: Oliver Stapleton; M: Eric Clapton, Richard Hartley.