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  • Director

    Conor McDermottroe

  • Starring

    Nikesh Patel, Art Malik, Sarah Bolger, Colm Meaney 

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    92 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Ireland, Germany

  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Mel Griffith

  • Editor: Alexander Dittner, Constantin von Seld

  • Produced by: Hermann Florin, Ailish McElmeel

  • Music: Mathias Weber

  • Screenplay by: Conor McDermottroe, Mark O'Halloran

  • Production Designer: Conor Dennison


Halal Daddy

Part of the European Perspectives Strand


Young Muslim Raghdan Aziz (Nikesh Patel) struggles to deal with cultural and generational chaos after his domineering father (Art Malik), in a bid to get his son back into his life, takes over a rundown abattoir in the West of Ireland, making it Halal. Between his angry girlfriend, stoner best pals and his belligerent father, his easy-going life in coastal Sligo takes a turn for the worst. This charming whimsical culture-clash comedy is inspired by true events as it details Ireland’s first Halal meat factory, by a series of fine lead performances.

Supported by Culture Ireland.

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