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Kneecap (2024)

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Director: Rich Peppiatt Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 2024

Starring: DJ Próvai, Josie Walker, Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, Simone Kirby

Country: Ireland
Language: English, Irish Gaelic

About the film:

Winner of the NEXT Audience Award at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

In this fiercely original sex, drugs, and hip-hop biopic, Irish rap group Kneecap play themselves, laying down a global rallying cry for the defense of native cultures.

“Bursting with unruly energy that practically escapes the confines of the screen, Kneecap is a riotous, drug-laced triumph in the name of freedom that bridges political substance and crowd-pleasing entertainment.”

—Carlos Aguilar, Variety

When fate brings Belfast schoolteacher JJ into the orbit of self-confessed ‘low life scum’ Naoise & Liam Og, the needle drops on a hip hop act like no other. Rapping in their native Irish language, Kneecap fast become the unlikely figureheads of a Civil Rights movement to save their mother tongue—but the trio must first overcome police, paramilitaries & politicians trying to silence their defiant sound, whilst their anarchic approach to life often makes them their own worst enemies.

About the filmmaker:

Rich Peppiatt is a writer and director working across film, television, and commercials. His debut feature documentary, One Rogue Reporter (2014), was nominated for Best Independent Feature at the 2014 National Film Awards and was released worldwide by Netflix. In 2018, Peppiatt released two short films, Backseat Driver and Grounded. These shorts have screened at over a dozen international festivals, and Grounded was long-listed for the 2020 Academy Awards. His debut narrative feature, Kneecap (2024), had its world premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. It was the first ever non-U.S. title included in the NEXT section, and it went on to win the coveted audience award.

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