“When I come back through that door, I’m still going to be champion of the world.” Actor-turned-filmmaker Paddy Considine follows up his 2011 directorial debut ‘Tyrannosaur’ with a drama about a boxing champion boxer rebuilding his life after a near-fatal injury.
Matty Burton (Paddy Considine) is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming towards the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. His aim is to secure a home with his wife Emma, and a future for their baby daughter Mia. His opponent is the brash and controversial Andre Bryte. A big puncher that courts controversy with his outlandish statements. Andre’s intent is to rip the title from Matty, a task that Andre’s feels is going to be easy.
After a titanic battle, Matty returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.
Irish release date is February 16, 2018.