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Synopsis

Boxed is a powerful drama set in present-day Northern Ireland. The story centres on Father Brendan, a young Catholic priest fresh from Seminary, full of idealistic beliefs and faith. After a difficult discussion with his mentor, Father Moran, a cynical and bitter priest, Father Brendan is collected outside his church by a young man who mistakes him for Father Moran.

He is taken to an isolated house where an IRA group is holding a suspected informer awaiting execution. The priest is expected to hear the informers' last confession but refuses to go along with this and locks himself in a room with the victim, threatening to expose the IRA members. The terrorists are now faced with the possibility of having to kill a priest, a decision none of them can take.

One of the group is dispatched to get clearance from higher up but whilst waiting for word cracks start to appear within their ranks and the characters find themselves having to confront their motives and question their faith.

With an ensemble cast of award-winning established actors and exciting new comers, Boxed is a gripping and moving drama that controversially explores the questions of religion, violence, politics and faith.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
78 mins
Format
DV
Director
Marion Comer
Producer
Laurence Penn, Gemma Dempsey
Editor
Rodney Holland
Screenwriter
Marion Comer
Director of Photography
Bahran Manocheri
Sound
Martin Kelly
Principal Cast
Tom Jordan Murphy, Jim Norton, Catherine Cusack, Darragh Kelly

Production Company

Fireproof Films Ltd
5 Sebastian Street
London EC1V 0HD
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7253 0439
F 00 44 (0)20 7253 0437

laurence@fireprooffilms.com

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Company

Fireproof Films Ltd
5 Sebastian Street
London EC1V 0HD
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7253 0439
F 00 44 (0)20 7253 0437

laurence@fireprooffilms.com