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The Front Line (2006)

An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery

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Joe Yumba
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Detective Insp. Harbison
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Eddie Gilroy
Fatou N'Diaye ...
Kala
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Erasmus
Brian Eli Ssebunya ...
Daniel
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Mikey
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Detective Susan Clohessey
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Detective Duffy
Garrett Lombard ...
Anton
Maclean Burke ...
Plank
Feidlim Cannon ...
Robbo
Walter McMonagle ...
Mr. Sullivan
David Herlihy ...
Mr. Burke
Laura Jane Laughlin ...
Valerie
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An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery

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Death comes to all who embrace it. But it would not come to him. See more »

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Compassion and sorrow
2 November 2009 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

The world is changing. Ireland used to be a place where people starved and dispersed around the globe in hope of a better life. Today people from troubled faraway lands come to Ireland to seek sanctuary. But sometimes there is no sanctuary to be found, the perils are following wherever we go. This powerful movie was advertised as a thriller, but the thrills that this story provides in abundance are of a different kind.The suffering of genocide victims in Congo or any other place on earth is unimaginable. Hollywood with its contrivances can not possibly match the shocking occurrences that life can impose on some poor souls. The Irish filmmakers took a different path, of compassion and sorrow and it filled our hearts with sincere emotions. Most of all thanks to a amazing performance of little known Eriq Ebouaney. His quiet, dignified presence spoke more than a million words.


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