The Front Line

The Front Line

David Gleeson (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this brooding Irish crime drama, Eriq Ebouaney plays a Congolese refugee, still haunted by memories of war in his homeland, who's attempting to build a new life in Dublin with his wife and child. Despite the probing of a suspicious immigration officer (Gerard McSorley), he's managed to secure a job as a security guard. Unfortunately, a vicious mobster (James Frain) decides he's the perfect inside man for a robbery he's planning and kidnaps Ebouaney's family, threatening to kill them unless he co-operates. The thriller elements never really convince and the heist itself is nothing special, but writer/director David Gleeson is on surer ground with the emotional drama at the core of the story and Ebouaney brings a quiet intensity to his role as a good man who can't escape his dark past.


An African immigrant carving out a new life for himself and his family in Dublin is overjoyed when he lands a job as a security guard for a bank. However, his happiness is cut cruelly short when ruthless criminals abduct him and force him to help them break into the vault. Thriller, starring Eriq Ebouaney, James Frain, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Fatou N'Diaye.

Cast & Crew

Joe Yumba Eriq Ebouaney
Eddie Gilroy James Frain
Detective Inspector Harbison Gerard McSorley
Erasmus Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Kala Fatou N'Diaye
Director David Gleeson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray