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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007)

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Overview


Genre

Drama, War

Release Date

March 16, 2007 (Limited)

Duration

127 min.

Studio

IFC First Take

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Ken Loach

Producer

Rebecca O'Brien

Screenwriter

Paul Laverty

Starring

  • Cillian Murphy as Damien
  • Liam Cunningham
  • Padraic Delaney
  • Gerard Kearney
  • William Ruane
  • Roger Allam
  • Bill Hurst
  • Sean McGinley
  • Orla Fitzgerald

Story


Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence.

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom.

As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. However, despite the apparent victory civil war erupts and families who fought side by side find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a handsomely mounted and meticulously set piece..”
by Richard Mowe [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..a horrifying, moving, and completely mesmerizing tale..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..An elegy to a missed opportunity for dramatic social change..”
by Glenn Whipp [L.A. Daily News]