From Oscar nominated director John Boorman comes his latest black comedy film which charts the rise and fall of the notorious Irish gangster Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson) who held Dublin in his thrall during the 1980s with a series of daring robberies gaining the name ""The General"". The film tells the story of Chahill's life of crime exposing his deep-seated resentment and open defiance of all authority with his relentless battle with the Irish police force. He over-reaches himself when he and his gang (Adrain Dunbar Sean McGinley) steal paintings belonging to... the Beit collection. Cahill and his men are watched day and night by the police but he continues to defy and elude them. However when the IRA become involved the consequences are devastating for ""The General"" and his gang. [show more]
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Crime drama about Irish gangster Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson) who became known as 'The General' after co-ordinating a series of armed robberies in Dublin during the 1980s. Hailed in some quarters as a folk-hero for his defiance against the authorities, Martin pulls one job too many when he steals paintings belonging to the Beit collection. With the police, headed by Ned Kenny (Jon Voight), closing in, Cahill's problems are multiplied by the increasing interest of the IRA in his activities.