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The General

The General

This tells the real-life story of notorious Dublin gangster and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off numerous daring heists in Ireland and headed a dangerous and powerful criminal gang. However Cahill attracts unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team. In particular, his battle of wits with the Irish police is told brilliantly in this hard-edged but often hilarious drama.

  • Won, Best Director, John Boorman, Cannes Film Festival 1998
  • Nominated, Golden Palm, John Boorman, Cannes Film Festival 1998
  • Won, Best Director, John Boorman, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1998
  • Won, Best Actor, Brendan Gleeson, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1998
  • Nominated, CFCA Award, Best Director, John Boorman, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1999
  • Won, Best Film, John Boorman, Evening Standard British Film Awards 1999
  • Won, Jury Award, Best Film, John Boorman, Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 1998
  • Won, Best Feature Film, Irish Film and Television Awards 1999
  • Won, Best Actor in a Male Role, Brendan Gleeson, Irish Film and Television Awards 1999
  • Nominated, Best Screenplay, John Boorman, Irish Film and Television Awards 1999
  • Nominated, Best Craft Contribution Seamus Deasy (photography), Irish Film and Television Awards 1999
  • Nominated, Best Foreign Film, John Boorman, Independent Spirit Awards 1999
  • Won, British Director of the Year, John Boorman, London Critics Circle Film Awards 1999
  • Won, British Actor of the Year, Brendan Gleeson, Satellite Awards 1999
  • Nominated, Golden Satellite Award, Best Director of a Motion Picture, John Boorman
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson and Jon Voight in “The General”.

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