From John Boorman , comes his latest black comedy film which charts the rise and fall of the notorious Irish gangster Martin Cahill who held Dublin in his thrall during the 1980's with a series of daring robberies, gaining the name 'The General'. This film tells the story of Cahill's life of crime exposing his deep-seated resentment and open defiance of all authority with his relentless battle with the Irish police force. He overreaches himself when he and his gang steal paintings belonging to the Beit collection. Cahill and his men are watched day and night by the police, but he continues to defy and elude them. However, when the IRA become involved the consequences are devastating for 'The General' and his gang.