End of the World Man (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Ireland  |  
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Though geared for children, the Irish End of the World Man contains a cautionary lesson with grim underpinnings. Leanne O'Malley plays a hoydenish young conservationist anxious to save the last tree on earth, which stands in the middle of a Belfast playground. The government wants to bulldoze the tree and cover the playground with concrete in order to erect a highrise. The neighborhood children rally around Leanne to prevent this ecological rape from transpiring. End of the World Man proves that it's no mere Saturday morning filler by setting its story in a strife-torn Belfast, festooned with weapons and security police.

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conservation, tree, Ireland