€12.00 – €85.00
• High quality digital print
• Printed on 350gsm stock
• Rolled prints are delivered in a postal tube
• Mounted prints are delivered flat in a board backed envelope
• Framed prints carefully secured in bubble wrap and cardboard
Part of our minimalist movie poster series is our The General print.
This fact-based film begins with the murder of Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson), one of Ireland’s most infamous and violent criminals. Dying, Cahill reflects on his life – being raised on the hardscrabble streets of Dublin, his years in reform school, learning to steal at an early age and rising from petty thief to powerful crime boss known for his brazen armed robberies. And throughout, tenacious policeman Ned Kenny (Jon Voight) dedicatedly pursuing him.
Hollyfield was a Dublin slum where the rejected, the derelict and the anti-social were housed. Young Martin Carhill grew up in a milieu where crime was the main occupation. He was sent to a correction school when caught stealing food for his family. Abused by priests and the police, he grew up with a resentment of authority.
Throughout his adult life, Martin Carhill derived satisfaction from making fools out of authority figures. He organised a number of daring and carefully planned robberies, gaining the sobriquet, ‘The General’. Hollyfield was a no-go area for the police and the fierce loyalties of its inhabitants protected Cahill.
However, at the behest of his wife Frances and her sister Tina, he bought a house in the middle class district. He then came under the scrutiny of tax officials. He over-reached himself when he and his gang stole paintings from Russborough House. With public and political pressure mounting, the police started a surveillance operation headed by Ned Kenny, a man who admired Cahill but was determined to break him. His potent mix of violence and humour and generosity made him a legend in his lifetime, a legend that has grown largely since his death.