Can Finbar Murphy escape his past? “In The Land of Saints and Sinners” presents a mysterious man with a dark past who faces a crisis between doing what’s right and facing his own mistakes. Liam Neeson stars as Murphy, a man searching for solace and redemption; it’s yet another film that sees the actor carefully balance his dramatic roots with his recent success in high-profile action hits.
The project is Neeson’s second collaboration with director Robert Lorenz — the actor and director who previously teamed up on 2019’s “The Marksman.” Neeson is joined by Kerry Condon, who portrays terrorist leader Doireann. This marks Condon’s first major role since “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which garnered critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for the actress. Jack Gleeson, Colm Meaney, and Ciarán Hinds also star in ‘Saints and Sinners.’
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Ireland, 1970s. Eager to leave his dark past behind, Finbar Murphy (Liam Neeson) leads a quiet life in the remote coastal town of Glen Colm Cille, far from the political violence that grips the rest of the country. When a menacing crew of terrorists arrives, led by a ruthless woman named Doireann (Kerry Condon), Finbar soon discovers that one of them has been abusing a local young girl. Drawn into an increasingly vicious game of cat and mouse, Finbar must choose between exposing his secret identity or defending his friends and neighbors.
Robert Lorenz’s “In The Land of Saints and Sinners” is produced by Bonnie Timmerman, Geraldine Hughes, Terry Loane, Philip Lee, and Markus Barmettler. The film premieres at the Venice Film Festival on September 6, with no international release dates set as of now. Watch the trailer below.