Conclusion: Peter Mullan's Orphans is a perfect film. I really cannot recall the last time a film moved me so much. The characters, the story, the direction and music are brilliant. I cannot wait to see NEDS now. While Park Circus deserve a lot of credit for bringing the film to Blu-ray, they should have done a little more to promote it. I hope Criterion, or another label, would consider bringing Orphans to the U.S. It would be a crime not have it here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Conclusion: Placed in a gritty-yet-surreal no-man's land somewhere between Quentin Tarantino and Ken Loach, the superbly-written result also benefits from a strong cast whose talents are equal to Mullanís award-winning own.