Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Seven Psychopaths (Seven Psychopaths)

Special Screening

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Martin McDonagh / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 2012 / 109 min / Unknown / DCP
In English / Arabic, French subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Crime
MENA Premiere


On the heels of his widely successful, wittily executed comedy about vacationing hitmen ‘In Bruges’, Martin McDonagh brings us ‘Seven Psychopaths’, a wryly clever take on Hollywood’s passion for psycho-killer movies that sends up everything from ‘Natural Born Killers’ to ‘Pulp Fiction’. Like just about everybody in Los Angeles, Marty is writing a script. So far, he has a title: ‘Seven Psychopaths’. That’s it. Nothing more. Thankfully, Marty’s good friend Billy – an unemployed actor with a dognapping scheme on the side – and his partner in crime Hans steal the beloved Shih Tzu of a particularly violent mobster and soon Marty is faced with more psychos than he knows what to do with. It remains to be seen whether he will survive long enough to finish the manuscript of his masterpiece. The film won a People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

About the Directors

Born in South London in 1970 to Irish parents, Martin McDonagh won critical acclaim as a playwright with his ‘Leenane’ trilogy (1996-97) and saw his first Broadway play ‘A Behanding in Spokane’ nominated for a Tony in 2010. His short, ‘Six Shooter’, won an Oscar in 2006, and his feature debut, ‘In Bruges’ (2008), won several awards, including a BAFTA for Best Screenplay.


Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin
Lisa Gunning
Production Designer
David Wasco
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Carter Burwell
Ben Davis
Costume Designer: Karen Patch, Key Special Effects Makeup Supervisor: Greg Nicotero
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