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Rich Peppiatt’s raucous, rude and riotously entertaining comedy stars three real-life Belfast rappers as themselves - along with Michael Fassbender - is a wildly enjoyable ride with the energy of Trainspotting with a revolutionary ethos that is bound to be uplifting.

When fate brings Belfast schoolteacher JJ into the orbit of self-confessed 'low life scum' Naoise and Liam Og, the needle drops on a hip hop act like no other. Calling themselves Kneecap and rapping in their native Irish language, they fast becomes 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, laying down a global rallying cry for the defense of native cultures. Subversive, sexy, unfiltered, and with a significant supporting role for Michael Fassbender, this freewheeling and finger-flipping music biopic hits all the right notes. Where else in the world but Ireland could the legacy of trauma produce such hilarity and crowd-pleasing entertainment?

Rating: CTC
Runtime: 105 mins
Director: Rich Peppiatt
Actors: Fionnuala Flaherty, Naoise O Caireallain, Liam Og O Hannaidh, JJ O Dochartaigh, Josie Walker, Jessica Reynolds

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