A condemned killer awaits his execution. A funny tragedy, a happy- go-lucky horror show, a gay little wake for the dead who have died in the name of justice - the kind of justice that demands a life for a life. Like Brendan Behan’s play, the picture ignores the rational arguments against capital punishment. It simply takes the audience inside an Irish prison and bolts the gate, and then with a world of Irish charm and humour shows everybody how it feels to live in a cell - and die on a rope.
Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisons
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capital punishment
Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain
Literature → Irish literature - Film and video adaptations
Literature → Literature
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