Sat 13 July | 23:00 | Pálás Screen 1

2024 | Ireland, NI, UK | 105’

Irish, English (English Subtitles)

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

In this fiercely original sex, drugs, and hip-hop biopic, KNEECAP play themselves, with Academy-Award-nominee® Michael Fassbender in tow, laying down a global rallying cry for the defence of native cultures.

Director/Writer: Rich Peppiatt
Producers: Trevor Birney, Jack Tarling, Patrick O’Neill
Cast: Naoise Ó Cairealláin, Liam Óg Ó hAnnaidh, JJ Ó Dochartaigh, Michael Fassbender, Simone Kirby, Jessica Reynolds, Fionnuala Flaherty

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