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  • 15
  • Biography, Crime
  • 1998
  • 129 mins

General, The

General, The

About

Gleeson is Martin Cahill, the small-time crook terrorizing Dublin with his scams and thieving, Voight is the inspector who is out to get him but can't help admiring his cheek when dealing with the authorities.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Adrian Dunbar, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight, Sean McGinley, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy
  • Director: John Boorman
  • Writer: John Boorman
  • Producer: John Boorman
  • Photographer: Seamus Deasy

In a nutshell

Based on the real-life exploits of Cahill, Boorman's beautifully crafted film is graced with an all-round excellent ensemble cast, and while the director's choice of filming it all in glorious black and white doesn't always make sense, The General is a welcome return to basics for Britain's most adventurous and visionary director, who has always stayed faithful to his love of cinema.

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