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'Maze' is the new Netflix film you need to watch so you don’t feel left out

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Netflix’s Maze tells the true story of the biggest prison break in British history 

Netflix is superb for many, many things – but they’re especially strong when it comes to really captivating crime stuff.

You can fill your voyeuristic boots with everything from drama series like The Sinner to documentaries like Evil Genius.

And the latest crime film that everyone’s going to to be talking about is Maze.

The film, written and directed by Stephen Burke, tells the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland.

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HMP Maze, with its 15-foot fences, 18-foot concrete walls topped with barbed wire and solid steel gates, was widely considered to be one of the most escape-proof prisons in Europe, which makes the event all the more incredible. 

“You will be riveted to your seat in what is a refreshingly authentic film, which has not one false note,” says the review from RTÉ

Barry Ward (pictured) plays prison warder Gordon Close in Maze

Here’s the synopsis of the movie…

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.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (right) is escape ring-leader Larry Marley

And people are absolutely in love with it…

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You can watch Maze on Netflix right now. GO! 

(Images: Maze / Stephen Burke / Lionsgate)