Trailer and Poster: ‘The Guard’

The Guard

Sydney Film Festival favourite, John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard, makes its way to Australian cinemas next month, and Transmission has sent over the official Australian trailer for the film.

Three drug-dealers are planning to land half a billion dollars’ worth of cocaine off the west coast of Ireland. The only men standing in their way are straight-laced FBI Agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) and Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), an unconventional, hard-living and over-the-hill Galway Guard with a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes and a heightened sense of the absurd.

Our Sarah Ward said this about the film: “Complete with a stellar turn from Brendan Gleeson, darkly humorous crime comedy The Guard is quite possibly the funniest film of the festival – and the year”.

The Guard – Trailer by Paramount_Australia

The official Australian one sheet is below. Click on it for a super-sized hi-res version:

The Guard posterThe Guard is released in Australia on 25 August 2011 from Transmission.

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