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by David Gleeson


The story of Joe Mumba, a musician from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been approved his application for asylum in Ireland. However, when working as a security guard in a bank, his world is turned upside down when Dublin’s underworld makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

international title: The Front Line
original title: The Front Line
country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden
sales agent: High Point Films & TV
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: David Gleeson
film run: 95'
release date: IE 25/09/2006, UK 25/09/2006
screenplay: David Gleeson
cast: Gerard McSorley, Eriq Ebouaney, James Farin
cinematography by: Volker Tittel
film editing: Stuart Gazzard
art director: Jim Furlong, Emer MacAvin
costumes designer: Grania Preston
music: Patrick Cassidy
producer: James Flynn, Philipp Homberg, Adrian Sturges, Lena Rehnberg, Nathalie Lichtenhaler
production: Wide Eye Films, Sandrew Metronome Sverige AB, Philipp Homberg Filmproduktion (DE)
backing: Irish Film Board, Hamburg Film Fund, Eurimages, Film I Vast, Scion Films, Sandrew Metronome, RTE
distributor: Buena Vista International Ireland, Sandrew Metronome (SE), Entertainment Group
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