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The Boxer

Directed by Jim Sheridan
United Kingdom, United States, 1997


Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his fourteen year old girlfriend, Maggie. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.

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The Boxer Directed by Jim Sheridan

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1998 | Winner: Reader Jury of the Berliner Morgenpost

Golden Globes (USA)

1998 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Goya Awards

1999 | Winner: Best European Film

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