Briefly about the plot of the film. Ireland, exactly 100 years ago. Civil war is raging on the mainland, but on the remote island of Inisherin, life goes on as usual. A little farming and cheese, then at two o'clock the men go to the pub for a drink. For many years, this is also the routine of the two friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson). But from one day to the next, Colm quits Pádraic's friendship because his friend is too simple-minded for him and Colm would rather devote himself to music instead, to leave something lasting for mankind, like Mozart, for example. The good-natured Pádraic is devastated and refuses to accept this. When Colm cuts off a finger and throws it at Pádraic's front door, it becomes clear that Colm means business. Later he also cuts off the other four fingers of his hand.
At this point, at the latest, the film veers into the brilliantly tragic-comic heights that the trio of director and screenwriter Martin McDonagh, Colin Ferrall and Brendan Gleeson already achieved with In Bruges (2008) to become cult guarantors. The forehead and eyebrows of Colin Ferrall alone play so brilliantly that you could give them own Oscar and already for the moment when his beloved dwarf donkey Jenny chokes to death on the cut finger of Colm. There is no film version of Romeo and Juliet in which Romeo would have mourned his deceased Juliet more than this Pádraic mourned his dwarf donkey.