Irish Version Of Fast And The Furious Involves Horses

Admittedly, this isn't an official Irish film adaptation of the American franchise The Fast And The Furious. These are "Irish Travelers" conducting a horse race in the middle of a busy highway as police impotently try to stop them. But it has the same feel — only with a strange Irish Gaelic/Roma patois replacing the energy drink-infused exclamations.

What you're witnessing is an "Irish gypsy horse race" that almost turns into a disaster as the police unsuccessfully attempt to force them off the road. Fellow Travelers form a protective barrier around the leading horse and driver. We assume they're the winners but it's hard to follow the conversation post-race.


Another film this short video reminds me of is John Michael McDonagh's great black comedy The Guard. In it, Brenden Gleeson plays a Sergeant in the Garda who eschews the normal formality of police work and takes drugs, has sex with prostitutes, and otherwise ignores the smaller crimes.

When you live in a place like this isn't it better not to interfere if your interference just makes things worse?

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