Based on Martin McGartland’s shocking real life story, Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process; until one day he is exposed, captured and tortured to within an inch of his life.
Gripping from the very beginning to the last moment, the tension is palpable and persistent and even if the events are mostly a work of fiction it still brings home some of the old conflict that has caused generations of heart ache and loss.
I enjoyed every moment of this powerful film, Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess are commanding in their roles and bring real life to the characters despite portraying a very difficult subject.
More like this please.