MAZE is based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland. As Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards pulling off this feat, he comes into contact with prison warder, Gordon Close (Barry Ward).
Initially Larry and Gordon are confirmed enemies, born on opposite sides of Northern Ireland’s political divide, but when Larry realises that Gordon may be unwittingly useful for his escape plan, a slow seduction begins.
Larry intends to use and manipulate Gordon in order to get closer to his goal, but what follows is a tense and intriguing drama, in which an unlikely relationship is forged between two enemies that will have far reaching consequences for both of them.
Maze is directed by Stephen Burke, and stars Tom Vaughan–Lawlor, Barry Ward and Martin McCann.
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With four IFTA Nominations MAZE has been hailed by critics.
“The least likely bits are all true. That counts as some sort of recommendation.”
- Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
“Stephen Burke’s story is competently told and the escape itself is nicely handled.”
- Paul Whitington, Irish Independent
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