Shot over 12 years, Knuckle is a brutal yet compelling look inside the closed community of Irish bare-knuckle gypsy fighters. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the film follows James Quinn McDonagh and his younger brother Michael, as they fight for their reputations and the honour of their family name. Gaining unprecedented access to the bare-knuckle fights and the politics behind them, Knuckle paints a hard-edged but incisive portrait of Traveller men and the women behind them, exploring the bonds of loyalty, the power of family ties and the constant thirst for revenge that feed the violence and keep the culture alive. Vivid, violent, warm and funny, Knuckle is a unique look into a hidden, contemporary gypsy community.
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Ian Palmer, James Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh