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Blind Flight

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Synopsis

Blind Flight is the true account of the kidnapping of Brian Keenan and his subsequent captivity with John McCarthy in the Lebanon in 1986.
 
Brian Keenan and John McCarthy spent four and a half years together, confined underground and chained to the wall of their cell. The two men, pawns in a game of international politics, were utterly different in personality, physical appearance and background.
 
The bullish working-class Irish Republican Keenan, who went to the Lebanon as a teacher to escape the horrors of Belfast, and his youthful English cellmate, the handsome, charming, upper-class McCarthy, a journalist ironically reporting on Keenan's own captivity, could easily have found each other at opposite ends of a gun barrel in the streets of Keenan's Belfast. Instead, in the face of the most acute deprivation and under the constant threat of death at the hands of their captors, they forged a relationship that transcended all that appeared to divide them.
 
Blind Flight tells the compelling story of this extraordinary relationship as both men resurrect their deepest memories, feelings, fears and loves which makes the film a 'love story' in the fullest and most humanistic sense.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
John Furse
Producer
Sally Hibbin
Editor
Kristina Hetherington
Screenwriter
John Furse, Brian Keenan
Director of Photography
Ian Wilson
Sound
Stuart Bruce
Music
Stephen McKeon
Principal Cast
Ian Hart, Linus Roache

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Production Company

Parallax Pictures
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London WC2H 8LZ, London
UK

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http://www.parallaxindependent.co.uk

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Company

Moviehouse Entertainment
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UK

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