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Fifty Dead Men Walking

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Synopsis

Fifty Dead Men Walking is a fast-paced action thriller set in the treacherous world that was Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Inspired by a true story, Jim Sturgess gives a raw, mesmerising performance as young Martin McGartland, a young lad from West Belfast who is recruited by the British police to spy on the IRA. His handler, the mentor/father figure Fergus (Sir Ben Kingsley), promises what protection he can as Martin works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA in order to feed information to the British. Martin lives his life in constant danger, wary of discovery which would lead to torture and death, and bringing his young bride and family into the firing line. His vital information saves many lives until, during what is supposed to be his final ‘job’, he is uncovered. Captured by the IRA he is tortured within an inch of his life but bleeding and barely alive he makes a dramatic escape. True to his word, Fergus breaks all the rules and protocol to save his young friend, but is he too late.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kari Skogland
Producer
Guy Collins, Michael Ryan, Stephen Margolis, Nicole-Carmen Davis
Co-Producer
Guy Collins, Michael Ryan, Stephen Margolis, Nicole-Carmen Davis
Editor
Jim Munro
Screenwriter
Kari Skogland
Director of Photography
Jonathan Freeman
Production Designer
Eve Stewart
Sound
Anke Bakker, Kris Fenske
Music
Ben Mink
Principal Cast
Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Natalie Press

Production Company

Future Films
76 Dean Street
London W1D 3SQ
UK

T +44 (0)20 7518 8230

info@futurefilmgroup.com
http://www.futurefilmgroup.com

Sales
Company

Handmade Films International
38 Albemarle Street
London W15 4JG
UK

T +44 (0)20 7518 8230

info@handmadefilms.com
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