The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007)
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007)

Genre
Drama, War
Release Date
March 16, 2007
Studio
IFC First Take
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/page/twtstb/
Genre
Drama, War
Release Date
March 16, 2007
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
127 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
IFC First Take
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/page/twtstb/
Director
Ken Loach
Producer
Rebecca O'Brien
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Starring
  • Liam Cunningham
  • Padraic Delaney
  • Gerard Kearney
  • William Ruane
  • Roger Allam
  • Bill Hurst
  • Sean McGinley
  • Orla Fitzgerald

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.