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An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eriq Ebouaney ... Joe Yumba
Gerard McSorley ... Detective Insp. Harbison
James Frain ... Eddie Gilroy
Fatou N'Diaye Fatou N'Diaye ... Kala
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Erasmus
Brian Eli Ssebunya Brian Eli Ssebunya ... Daniel
Ian McElhinney ... Mikey
Orla O'Rourke ... Detective Susan Clohessey
Gavin O'Connor ... Detective Duffy
Garrett Lombard Garrett Lombard ... Anton
Maclean Burke Maclean Burke ... Plank
Feidlim Cannon Feidlim Cannon ... Robbo
Walter McMonagle Walter McMonagle ... Mr. Sullivan
David Herlihy David Herlihy ... Mr. Burke
Laura Jane Laughlin ... Valerie


An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery

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Release Date:

12 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The dance macabre of Hema and Lendu tribe.
27 December 2007 | by SimonHeideSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as one that tried both to entertain and to be political. This mix could be dangerous in the sense that both of these goals very well could be ruined. But I think that the movie succeeded on both accounts.

Joe Yumba is a black man who arrives to Ireland from Congo and is granted permission to stay and find work to his joy and relief. He seems honest but at the same time you get the feeling that he is hiding something. He is very soon put to the test as the local mafia wants to exploit him to rob the bank where he has found work as a security guy. Through the story that follows you slowly get to know what he has been through in Congo.

In some respects it resembles many action movies but the characters in this one are more vibrant and believable than what you are used to in the Hollywood productions and this is really what makes this movie stand out.

I give this one 7/10.

Regards Simon

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