“An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.”
Amidst the collapse of the Irish economy, the inhabitants of a rural hinterland begin to feel the touch of the dead hand of the housing market.
This short film, Wallets Full of Blood, set in the notorious ghost estates of post ‘celtic tiger’ Ireland, features Dennis Hopper as the voice of Brian (Brains) Ahern.
‘Brains’ is a developer and a ‘big man’ in politics. He’s also the overseer of a particularly gory property price collapse on ‘Fiddler’s Green’. He reckons he can clean up as a result of the creeping zombification all around him but his plans take on a zero-sum logic of their own.
To save himself from the killing floor that results, ‘Brains’ attempts to turn his minions against each other but finds to his horror that control of the vicious cycle of blood and price drops has slipped from his greedy, grasping fingers.
His future (and everyone elses) lies in the cold dead hands of a different kind of market where the proles are making a killing for a change.
Zombies roam an undead republic.
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