The first clip from the Irish revenge thriller Black 47 has been released, and it looks like audiences are in for edge-of-the-seat stuff when the film opens in cinemas later this year.

Directed by Lance Daly (Life's a Breeze, Kisses), Black 47 stars Animal Kingdom actor James Frecheville as Feeney, an Irish Ranger who has been fighting abroad for the British Army but becomes a deserter and returns home during the Famine. 

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black 47

When he discovers what has happened to his family, Feeney swears vengeance. His old British Army comrade Hannah (The Matrix and Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving) is then dispatched to put an end to Feeney's uprising.

In this clip, Feeney is out to settle scores:

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Black 47 is having its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this weekend and has its Irish premiere as the opening film at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival next Wednesday.

The cast of Black 47 also includes Irish actors Stephen Rea (Michael Collins, The Crying Game), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick's Day) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Penny Dreadful) and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Brooklyn, Iris). 

Lance Daly has directed Black 47 and co-wrote the script 

The score was composed by Brian Byrne and was recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the Radio Centre in RTÉ.