Thriller / criminal drama
85 min, 2020, 18+
Director: Paddy Slattery
Starring: Tristan Heanue, Graham Earley, John Connors
Loyalty is one thing. Legacy is another.
Dave Connolly is a respected member of the Garda Síochána but his loyalty to the law gets tested by his ex-convict brother Joe who is in desperate need of his help.
Broken Law stars some of Ireland’s most exciting upcoming cast, including John Connors (LOVE/HATE, Cardboard Gangsters), Gemma Leah Devereux (Get Up & Go, Judy), Ryan Lincoln (Kissing Candice, Cardboard Gangsters). Break out performances by the two leads, Dave Connolly, played by Tristan Heanue (Cardboard Gangsters, In View), and his estranged brother Joe, played by Graham Earley (Cardboard Gangsters, Red Rock). Veteran Irish actor, Gary Lydon (The Guard, Michael Collins, Brooklyn), turns in a great performance as Superintendent Byrne, a character responsible for much of the unwanted drama in Dave’s life.
«Strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness». The Irish Times
«Paddy Slattery’s Broken Law is a zinger and eminently watchable from start to finish». Film Ireland
«Dublin noir» The Irish Times
Dublin International Film Festival 2020: Aer Lingus Discovery Award