Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2015
Country: IRELAND
Run Time: 90 minutes


“If you ever find yourself in a fight to the death, take my advice: Go for the throat,” says Harry. It’s a dog beat dog world out there after the latest financial crisis, and those who were bloodthirsty in their quest for making money are now looking for a new sport in the Irish film TRADERS. When the company Harry (Killian Scott) and Vernon (John Bradley from Game of Thrones) work for loses billions in the stock market and goes belly-up, the friends are just two out of a throng of unemployed former businessmen looking for ways to continue their standard of living. Vernon, ever the enterpriser, concocts an idea: two people meet anonymously, bring their life’s savings, and fight to the death—winner takes all; these participants are known as Traders. Not since “Fight Club” has such an allegory for the anger in how the world’s financial industry gets away with murder been played out with such blows. Deftly shot mixing brutality with humor, TRADERS is an engaging and confident punch to the throat. –T.W.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 8:30 PM

World Tour

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy

Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy have been working together for over 20 years writing, directing, and producing short films and television.

TRADERS (2015)

Stuart Switzer, Libby Durdy, Rachel Lysaght

Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy

Peter Robertson

Joe McElwaine

Principal Cast
Killian Scott, John Bradley, Nika McGuigan, Peter O'Meara, Barry Keoghan

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