1997 Certificate: 15

Synopsis

After My Left Foot and In The Name Of The Father, Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan team up for the third time for the hard-hitting story of an ex-IRA member striving to make it as a professional boxer. The struggles are more personal than political, but his violent past weighs as heavily on his career as on his attempts to rekindle the flame with married ex-girlfriend Emily Watson. Another heavyweight performance from Day-Lewis is seconded by Brian Cox and Gerard McSorley as IRA leaders with dangerously conflicting views. A sharply observed slice of life in trouble-torn Belfast.

Director

  • Jim Sheridan

Cast

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Emily Watson

  • Brian Cox

  • Ken Stott