Boxer, The

Danny (Daniel Day Lewis) and Maggie (Emily Watson) have been drawn to each other since they were teenagers growing up in Belfast. Now, after 14 years in prison, former IRA member Danny returns to the neighbourhood where Maggie has managed to survive by marrying Danny’s best friend and raising a son. Friends, family and IRA members watch their every move, observing their forbidden glances. In the midst of turmoil, as Maggie realises she has never stopped caring for Danny, they begin to steal brief moments together – exchanging a look or a touch. In a world where violence is a way of life, the most dangerous thing they can do is fall in love.
3 nominations, Golden Globe Awards 1997
DIRECTOR Jim Sheridan
PRODUCERS Arthur Lappin / Jim Sheridan
CAST Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Ken Scott, Gerard McSorley, Brian Cox
RUNNING TIME 135 minutes

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