One of Ireland’s greatest movies from 2017 is now available to stream on Netflix. Maze, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Barry Ward brought a new dimension to Irish screens which will be hard to follow.
Based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland; Larry Marley, the chief architect of the plan, schemes his way towards pulling off the feat until he comes into contact with prison warden, Gordon Close.
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.