Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox
Directed By: Jim Sheridan
Convicted for IRA activities and released from prison after 14 years, Danny Flynn returns to the Belfast neighbourhood of his youth. Determined to avoid the bloodshed and rebuild his shattered life, he opens a gym to train young boxers. However, it soon becomes a battleground for new fights, both political and personal. Outside the boxing ring lie further complications, as Maggie, his childhood sweetheart, is now married and has given birth to a son, fathered by Danny's best friend. But it is in her arms that Danny seeks solace from a harsh world, made harsher by the many years of seclusion.