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Niall Shanahan Niall Shanahan
John Wall John Wall

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Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan
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A pretty good movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Nov 8 12:36
By now, I have seen almost all the films directed by Jim Sheridan (I’m only missing ‘The Field’). Nowadays, we don’t hear much from the guy and ever since he went to direct ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin'’, easily one of the weirdest career choices ever made by any director, his career was never the same afterwards and it has been more than a decade since he has released a critical hit. Eventu... read more

The Boxer

4 years, 8 months ago at Apr 28 21:34
Jim Sheridan makes films about the complicated political and emotional stakes of Ireland and refuses to simplify them for easy consumption. The Boxer takes a hard look at the IRA during a time of momentary peace, and explores the delicate balancing act it takes to keep it going. It also combines the general overview of a sports movie, but eschews the simple storytelling devices in favor of craftin... read more
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The Boxer is a well-acted drama that salutes the moral fiber of a pugilist who has become fed up with violence.
Release date: 9 January 1998
UPC: 025192046728
Tags: Drama (6), 1997 (5), Boxing (5), Sport (4), 1990s (3), Politics (3), Alcohol (2), Coach (2), Ireland (2), Romance (1), Single Mother (1), Broken Glass (1), Single Parent (1), Belfast (1), Violence (1), Irish Catholic (1), Broken Window (1), Terrorism (1), HQ (1), Protestant (1)
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