Movies In Focus was hugely impressed with The Shadow Of Violence (aka Calm With Horses) when I saw it earlier this year. Nick Rowland’s Irish crime drama delivers on multiple levels and it’s an incredibly assured feature debut. I said that the film was ‘as brutal as it is touching…Rowland’s film doesn’t hold back on the violence…it also contains some hugely emotional human moments (read the full review here). The Michael Fassbender produced film features brilliant performances from Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan, alongside a stunning score by Benjamin John Power (aka Blanck Mass).
The Shadow Of Violence is now gearing-up for a US release on 31 July 2020 and a new poster and trailer for the film has dropped. Both of these feature quotes from Movies In Focus – which goes to show how much I endorse the film.
In the dark underbelly of rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas “Arm” Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis, Hunter Killer) has become a feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family. When his ruthless employers order him to kill for the first time, his loyalties are tested in this powerful thriller costarring Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) and Ned Dennehy (“Peaky Blinders”).