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Trapped (2008)

Anton (original title)
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When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil ... See full summary »

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Anthony Fox ...
Anton
Laura Way ...
Maria
Andy Smith ...
Brendan
Cillian Roche ...
Edward
Vincent Fegan ...
Diarmuid
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Steven
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Sophie
Ronan Wilmot ...
Johnny
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Detective Byrne
Richard Wall ...
Detective Thornton
Rory Mullen ...
Detective Flynn
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Barrister Macken
Seamus Hughes ...
Tonto (as Seamus O'Haodha)
Lenny Hayden ...
Chief Prison Officer Swafford
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When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved home in County Cavan. Blinded by hatred and misguided patriotism 'Anton' is led into an illicit world of violence and is forced to choose between his family and his country. Hunted and on the run, Anton is drawn into a battle of wills with the law and his former accomplices, ending in a showdown in which he must risk everything to protect the woman he loves. Written by Fox Glove Films

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Irvine Welsh has a non-speaking cameo role. See more »

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Written by Greg Pearle
Performed by John Illsley, Greg Pearle and Paul Brady
Composed by Anna Rice with The Prague Symphony Orchestra
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Surprised how good it was.
17 November 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Wasn't expecting much from this, in light of the mixed reviews it received. I usually find that when some critics love a movie and some hate it, I usually end up hating it too. Not this time. For a start, it looks great. Best cinematography in an Irish film I've seen in years, more like David Fincher than anyone else. The plot / story is great too, keeps twisting and turning and the action never lets up. I thought the acting was top notch, especially the supporting roles. The brother, the wife and the little psycho IRA guy were all brilliant. I loved the score too. Only downside was that the time line jumped a little in the first twenty minutes and it was hard to follow what was happening when, but this didn't detract from the film at all. I can't see why some critics didn't like this film. I think a lot of Irish people are just have a blind spot for anything that relates to the troubles. Will probably do much better outside Ireland than it did here. I nearly didn't go to see this and I'm glad now that I got off my ass and made the effort. Well worth it.


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