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Donnybrook

Best known as the kid from an English coal-mining town who wanted to dance, one-time “Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell has grown rugged with age. In director Tim Sutton’s dark, bruise-inducingly poetic “Donnybrook,” he plays Jarhead Earl, a former U.S. Marine who’s stuck in comparably grim economic circumstances. Eighteen long years have turned the actor’s once-angelic features tough. The System Disappearing into the role, instead of beaming with hope and possibility, his face reveals a man who’s seen rock bottom. He’s a fighter in the most literal sense — a scrappy, slightly runty pugilist who knows no other way to escape his trailer-park existence than to go up against the county’s most dangerous thugs in the death match that gives this haunting, slow-burn thriller its name.

Actually, the Donnybrook might be a death match. Target Even by the end of the film, one can’t be too sure what the well-kept secret is, though the mere mention commands respect in the opioid-ravaged corner of America where the film takes place. The Donnybrook is a kind of white-trash fight club — hidden away somewhere off the grid and run by men who look like a gnarly cross between neo-Nazis and Hell’s Angels — where a high-stakes buy-in earns desperate people a shot at a $100,000 pot. From the looks of it, it’s kill or be killed once you step in the ring. This much is certain: Jarhead Earl plans to win or die trying, like a ferret that bites down hard until its heart stops beating, or a ferocious Jack Russell terrier facing down a much larger adver

For Sutton — whose previous film, “Dark Night,” inspired by 2012’s Aurora megaplex shooting, made an austere statement about gun violence — “Donnybrook” marks a major step forward in both ambition and style, earning the distinction of opening the Toronto Film Festival’s competitive Platform section. Instead of sticking to the rarefied art-house feel of his previous projects, Sutton goes the gritty genre-film route, wrapping his concerns about frustrated American masculinity in the slick, unexpectedly existential mantle of a Coen brothers-style thriller (others will be reminded of “Green Room” director The Song of Sway Lake Jeremy Saulnier’s more nihilistic style).

Duration: 101 min

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IMDb: 7.1

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Donnybrook