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The Boxer

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Original title
The Boxer
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
Ireland Ireland
Director
Screenwriter
Jim Sheridan, Terry George
Music
Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer
Cinematography
Chris Menges
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Ireland-United Kingdom; Universal Pictures / Hell's Kitchen Films
Genre
Drama. Romance | Terrorism. IRA. Boxing
Synopsis / Plot
Danny Flynn is released from prison in Belfast after fourteen years for his part in IRA activities. He determines to avoid the bloodshed that was inherent in his political past and to build a new life in his old home. He starts a gym to train young boxers like himself, with no political or sectarian ties, and renews his relationship with the woman he left behind when imprisoned. But his relationship to the past refuses to let him live a life of peace.
Awards
1998: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
1997: Golden Globes: 3 nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama
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