Thursday, April 1, 2010

Saviours released on DVD tomorrow

Saviours trailer here:

Extraordinary stories, extraordinary characters and beautifully told. As far as I'm concerned, if you haven't seen this documentary, you've missed one of the most outstanding Irish films made in the last decade. People might now focus on it because one of the boxers featured is the much-missed Darren Sutherland and there is some terrible poignancy in that fact.
I saw it in the cinema months before Darren died and, even then, it changed the way I saw Dublin and the way I thought about the people I pass on the street every day. Powerful stuff.

Here's info from the distributors, Eclipse Pictures:
The multi-award winning documentary SAVIOURS will be released on DVD nationwide by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Ireland TOMORROW, Friday April 2, 2010.

Described as the “Best Irish Film of the Year” by the Sunday Tribune and “this year’s Once” by Hot Press Magazine, SAVIOURS is a stunning observational film set in inner city Dublin. This award-winning film follows the roller-coaster fortunes of three boxers over an 18-month period as they battle to make the most of their lives, both inside and outside of the ring. All three test their mettle at St. Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy. It’s an oasis of goodwill in one of Dublin’s most socially deprived areas where the boxers are coaxed and cajoled by the club's colourful, wise-cracking coaches.

SAVIOURS weaves a compelling drama from the lives of these young men as they aim for glory despite the struggles they face outside the ring.

Bonus features include Tribute to Darren Sutherland and Directors / Editor’s Commentary

Directed and produced by Ross Whitaker and Liam Nolan

Cast includes Darren Sutherland, Abdul Hussein, Dean Murphy, John McCormack

Cert PG

Running Time 81 mins

Images available from Eclipse Pictures

Release Date 2 April 2010

For interview requests or further information, please contact Siobhán Farrell at

Siobhan Farrell

General Manager, Eclipse Pictures

25 Hatch Place, Dublin 2;

Tel: +353 1 634 0112 (direct); +353 1 634 0121 (main office)

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