- 1h 32min
- Directed by: Paddy Considine
- Cast: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell
Matty (Considine) is a former world middleweight champion who sustains a life-altering injury during a fight, and who must struggle to keep going his relationship with his wife Emma (Whittaker) and new baby. Tender and earnest drama from writer-director Considine, flawed by not giving enough narrative room to Emma and her journey but still effective.
Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Coming to the end of his career, he must make money and get out, aiming to secure a home with his wife Emma and baby daughter. After a titanic battle against Andre ‘The Future’ Bryte, Matty collapses and falls into a coma. Waking up he faces memory loss and an personality altered, leaving him with the ultimate fight - to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.
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Journeyman27 Feb 2018
GFF 2018: Sensitive boxing drama from writer-director-star Paddy Considine
Boxing's macho posturing is stripped away in a tender drama, focusing on a champion fighter's rehabilitation after sustaining a head injury. It's the second feature from writer-director Paddy Considine. His follow-up to Tyrannosaur acts as the flipside…
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