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|Starring:||Gary Lydon, James Frain, John Lynch, Michael Gambon, Ian Hart|
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Brutality in IrelandBy victor james from England , 31 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I enjoyed this film and makes you realise what brutality catholics and protestants inflicted on one another dating way back to Cromwell.
A warning from history - simple but very effective!By BroadswordCallingDannyBoy (10 reviews) from Gosport , 02 Mar 2013Brilliant film. The best I've seen on The Troubles. Sensible, raw, grown-up, informed, even-handed, non-judgmental. Tight and to the point. Excellent. Brilliantly illustrates the total futility and perversion of the whole absurd situation. Religion, Nationalism, and politics; insanity. Reason divorced from humanity. LOVED the way it conveyed the geographical closeness of the two communities and the 'pallyness' of the differing sectarian factions' leaders; something which is rarely spoken of these days. Really good film. Thoroughly recommended!
Well worth a watch if only to try and get some idea of the TroublesBy topflat (20 reviews) from Helensburgh , 22 Apr 2011Having toured Ireland in the 70s movies like this tend to draw me in.
It was fairly well thought out and acted.
Different to my experience but nonetheless a good movie
Brutality in IrelandBy victor james from England , 31 May 2005I enjoyed this film and makes you realise what brutality catholics and protestants inflicted on one another dating way back to Cromwell.
Snug As A Bug In A RugBy a customer from The Planet Of Misunderstanding? , 05 Dec 2004I picked this because it starred both Michael Gambon and Ian Hart which was probably a bit silly. Gambon's barely in it and seems to be only there to pick up his cheque, I've seen him in too many vulnerable roles to be able to believe in him as a man to be feared and Hart is the token 'mad' bloke who I guess is meant to shock and leave you gasping as he does something else crazy.
Unfortunately I spend most of my time watching films about irish troubles remembering which side is which. I've no idea who you were meant to care about here as it was all very one note. Maybe if I'd grown up in the middle of this I could see parallels and emotional attachments to their pretty bleak, as far as the film showed, existence. I think it was meant to be provocative. It probably also was telling you that nobody was right and it was all a very silly time. I felt nothing.
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