• Film ID:
  • 8099
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=114 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE BOXER (1997)
The director of Sinn Fein veers from factualization to fiction in this attempt to toe the party line. After 14 years in prison, Danny returns to his old Belfast haunts and winds up the hardliners in his camp by both setting up a boxing gym to promote intercommunal relations, and by romantically reattaching himself to a girl who is both daughter of an IRA boss and the wife of another prisoner. Good but not in the class of "In The Name Of The Father" or "Some Mothers' Sons".
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