Trapped (2008)

Movie


Trapped (2008)
Anton (original title)

When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved home in County Cavan. Blinded by hatred and misguided patriotism 'Anton' is led into an illicit world of violence and is forced to choose between his family and his country. Hunted and on the run, Anton is drawn into a battle of wills with the law and his former accomplices, ending in a showdown in which he must risk everything to protect the woman he loves.
Ireland
IMDb  5.0 /10
Creators
Director Graham Cantwell
Writer Anthony Fox
Information
Release Date2008-10-10
Runtime1h 35mins
GenreAction, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards3 nominations.
CompanyFox Glove Films, i4i Productions
CountryIreland
LanguageEnglish
Detective Lynch
Anthony Fox
Anthony Fox
Anton
Andy Smith
Andy Smith
Brendan
Cillian Roche
Cillian Roche
Edward
Vincent Fegan
Vincent Fegan
Diarmuid
Griet van Damme
Griet van Damme
Sophie
Detective Byrne
Richard Wall
Richard Wall
Detective Thornton
Detective Flynn
Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke
Barrister Macken
Tonto (as Seamus O'Haodha)
Lenny Hayden
Lenny Hayden
Chief Prison Officer Swafford

Anton (2008 film)

Anton is a 2008 Irish action thriller film directed by Graham Cantwell. It stars Anthony Fox as Anton, a man drawn into the troubles along the Northern Ireland Border in 1972. The film also features Gerard McSorley, Laura Way, Vincent Fegan, Andy Smith and Ronan Wilmot.

The film was written for the screen by Anthony Fox. Anton was produced by Patrick Clarke and Anthony Fox. EastWest Film Distribution and High Fliers Films released the film to theatres in Ireland and the UK on October 8, 2008. Anton was released in territories outside of Ireland under the title, Trapped. The film was nominated for 3 Irish Film Awards in 2009. The theme song, One was written and performed by Greg Pearle, John Illsley and Paul Brady.


Plot

When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved home in County Cavan. Anton’s attempts to create a life for himself and his young family are violently interrupted when his experience with explosives attracts the attention of dangerous subversives. Drawn into this illicit world against the wishes of his family, he is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the justice he believes in, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of Lynch, a corrupt detective hell bent on framing him. Falsely imprisoned, he engineers his escape and flees to Paris, but when he returns to salvage his original dream the scene is set for a final confrontation with his former comrades


Cast

  • Gerard McSorley as Detective Lynch
  • Anthony Fox as Anton
  • Laura Way as Maria
  • Ronan Wilmott as Johnny
  • Andy Smith as Brendan
  • Cillian Roche as Edward
  • Vincent Fegan as Diarmuid
  • Griet Van Damme as Sophie
  • Rachel Rath as Detective Byrne
  • Richard Wall as Detective Thornton
  • Rory Mullen as Detective Flynn
  • Sean Stewart as Steven
  • Patrick Clarke as Barrister Macken
  • Emmett J. Scanlan as Prison Officer McMahon

Filming locations

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Cavan, Ireland
  • Paris, France