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14 March 2019

Fight Me Like a Ham

by Syd Briscoe


Brady Family Ham: “It's Your Only Ham” - 30s

Irish meat purveyors Brady Family do what their countrymen do best in times of strife - have a laugh about it. While the UK effectively cripple themselves over how best to ruin their international standing for the next millennium, this film takes The Wolfe Tones' 'Come Out Ye Black and Tans' - which concerns British atrocities in the '70s - and uses it to sell ham.

It's a wonderfully bold and tongue-in-cheek approach, the audacity of which is bound to be a hit with contrarians all over Ireland. Presented with a smile and a wink, the cheery re-imagining of the once-serious song is performed by jaunty butchers who seem to be having the time of their lives. It's a finely tuned piss-take from director Declan Lowney, and it merits more than one viewing.


Director: Declan Lowney Ⓟ Ⓦ (Another Film Company Ⓟ Ⓦ)
VFX: Windmill Lane Ⓟ Ⓦ

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