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The Young Offenders

Peter FoottIreland83 minutes201614AColourEnglishToronto Premiere

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Two teenagers from Cork embark on a quest to find a missing €7 million stash of drugs in order to sell it and start new lives, in Peter Foott's hilarious take on the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure, in 2007.

Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure, in 2007, The Young Offenders tells the hilarious tale of two teenagers from inner-city Cork who set off in search of a fortune in order to better their lives.

Best friends Conor and Jock dress the same, act the same, and go pretty much everywhere together. When news breaks that 61 bales of cocaine worth seven million euros each has gone missing off Ireland's west coast, the boys steal a pair of bicycles — Jock is already an inveterate bike thief who has attracted the keen attention of a local police sergeant — and pedal across the Irish countryside hoping to find the contraband treasure and sell it to finance their escape from difficult circumstances. With the Garda in close pursuit, mayhem and misadventure inevitably ensue. Delightful and absurdly funny, The Young Offenders is a portrait of the bromance between two sensitive young desperados with noble intentions.

IKORO HUGGINS-WARNER

You'll love this film because it is the BEST bromance film of all time! You'll be overwhelmed with emotion by the end of it. — Christian Younder, TIFF Next Wave Committee