Sun. Sep 24th, 2023


Liam Neeson stars as a retired assassin under siege in the first trailer for In the Land of Saints and Sinners.

If you like your Liam Neeson thrillers a touch more Irish, then the first trailer for In the Land of Saints and Sinners will be exactly what you’re looking for.

Directed by Robert Lorenz, who also collaborated with Liam Neeson in The Marksman, In the Land of Saints and Sinners takes place in 1970s Ireland and follows Finbar Murphy (Neeson), a newly retired assassin eager to leave his dark past behind. “[Finbar] 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,” reads the official synopsis. “When a menacing crew of terrorists arrive, led by a ruthless woman named Doireann, 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.

In addition to Liam Neeson, In the Land of Saints and Sinners also stars Kerry Condon, Jack Gleeson, Colm Meaney, and Ciarán Hinds. Quite a line-up of Irish actors. It’s particularly fun to see Gleeson looking completely different from Joffrey Baratheon. He’s come a long way from Game of Thrones.

Liam Neeson was last seen in the action thriller Retribution. “When a mysterious caller puts a bomb under his car seat, Matt Turner (Neeson) begins a high-speed chase across the city to complete a specific series of tasks,” reads the synopsis. “With his kids trapped in the back seat and a bomb that will explode if they get out of the car, a normal commute becomes a twisted game of life or death as Matt follows the stranger’s increasingly dangerous instructions in a race against time to save his family.

In the Land of Saints and Sinners will have its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 6th. What did you think of the trailer for In the Land of Saints and Sinners?

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.