Matt Hookings (Crux), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Russell Crowe (Cinderella Man), Marton Csokas (Loving), Jodhi May (A World Apart), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Julian Glover (King Ralph), Bill Moseley (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Daniel Graham (Opus Zero), director; Matt Hookings (film debut), writer, producer; Chris Hardman (Winter Ridge), producer; Paul Saunderson (Three Identical Strangers), composer; Ben Ziryab (Eszter), cinematographer; Jeff Cummings (Closure) and Chris Gill (American Animals), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Born into poverty and raised by his grandfather, former boxer Jack Slack (Crowe), Jem Belcher (Hookings) aspires to make a living in boxing himself, hiring renowned trainer Bill Warr (Winstone) to coach him towards becoming the greatest fighter in the world. However, after an accident leaves him partially blind, Belcher must prove himself by competing in a decisive title match…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This historical sporting drama documents the life and times of Regency-era boxer Jem Belcher, with strong supporting turns by the likes of Ray Winstone and Russell Crowe.