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Irish Traveler Violent Reality
on December 22, 2011
Knuckle is an interesting view into a world unknown to me. I had talked with a few coworkers who had worked in England for some time and they had described this Irish Traveler culture to me. I found this film to really fit the bill of showing this community from the inside. Their culture promotes fighting (bare knuckle fighting as the title does imply), to solve differences between families. This is not a movie for children, or those who do not want to see physical violence or blood. Take this R rating seriously. There are multiple scenes where real bare knuckle fighting takes place, and people get bloody in most. The rules are simple, two men fight until one get's knocked out, or someone's said they've had enough. Often times there are 10s of thousands of pounds on the line for the big fights. Only punching is allowed and if someone is knocked down, they cannot be hit until they are back up. Some of the video in this movie is not the highest resolution, but it does the job. It's real life. For movie buffs, this is the reality of Brad Pitt's character (Mickey O'Neil) in Guy Ritchie's film Snatch.