Stephen Rea


Palace Cinema |13.00 – 15.00 |€5

Stephen Rea’s first cinematic role in Neil Jordan’s debut feature ‘Angel’ is set against the backdrop of Northern Ireland's troubles. ‘Angel’s’ artful integration of the personal and the political, precedes the film that would eventually make both of their names - 1992's Oscar-winning film ‘The Crying Game’. Danny (Rea) is the gifted but unstable saxophonist in an Armagh dance band. One night he witnesses the murder of the band's manager and a girl by local racketeers. Danny is determined to avenge their deaths. But his search for the killers evolves into a hopeless obsession, destroying his relationship with musician girlfriend Deirdre (Heffernan), causing him to violate his own moral code.

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