Dir: Rich Peppiatt
Cast: Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara, DJ Próvai
105mins   2024    Ireland   TBC   English | Irish Gaelic   

There are 80,000 native Irish speakers in Ireland. 6,000 live in the North of Ireland. Three of them became a rap group called Kneecap. This anarchic Belfast trio becomes the unlikely figurehead of a civil rights movement to save the mother tongue.

In post-troubles Belfast, the riotous rap trio Keepcap emerges, setting the stage for the Irish language's resurgence against the establishment.

Self-proclaimed 'low life scum' Liam Óg and Naoise, along with school teacher JJ, become a political symbol and the defiant voice of Ireland's restless youth.

As they struggle to make their mark on the world, and family and relationship pressures threaten to pull the plug on their dreams, the trio weave a narrative that transcends music.

A true-life fable about man's intrinsic urge for identity, the allure of drugs and a passion for life.

'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