1h 40 min
Director: Nick Rowland
Writers: Colin Barrett (based on the short story by), Joe Murtagh
Stars: Cosmo Jarvis (“Peaky Blinders”), Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”, “Killing of a Sacred Deer”), Liam Carney (“Braveheart”, “Gangs of New York”), Niamh Algar (“Vikings”), Ned Dennehy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, “Outlander”)
In order to get by, former boxer Douglas “Arm” Armstrong begins to work for a big drug-dealing family. With that comes a challenge of keeping his loyalty to both his real and new mafia family.
A violent story centered around themes of human values like loyalty to a boss or your family. It is definitely a film for those who miss the “Peaky Blinders” and “Gangs of New York” vibes with more prominent Irish flavour and dark humor.
“A striking and unforgettable debut for Nick Rowland.” Common Sense Media
“Despite the claustrophobic entrapment in a violent and hyper-masculine world, ‘The Shadow of Violence’ is an ultimately moving morality tale announcing a confident new voice in international cinema.” Indie Wire
“It’s Jarvis whose potential star power leaps out at you.” Daily Telegraph