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Route Irish

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JOSS BARRATT

Synopsis

Liverpool, August 1976. Five-year-old Fergus' eyes lit up when he met Frankie on his first day at school. They've been in each other's shadow ever since. As teenagers, in the Spring of 1986, they skipped school and drank cider on the ferry over the river Mersey, dreaming about future adventures and travelling the world.

In September 2004, Fergus (ex-SAS) persuaded Frankie (ex-Para) to join his team in Iraq and earn £12,000 a month tax free as a private security contractor - their last chance to "load up" in this increasingly privatised war.

2006, and Baghdad is the most dangerous city in the world. Route Irish - as nicknamed by occupying forces, is the most dangerous road in this city, running from Baghdad airport to the Green Zone. Together Frankie and Fergus risk their lives in a city steeped in violence, terror, impunity, greed, and awash with cash - US dollars, by the billions. But Route Irish has a fate in store for the friends that neither could have imagined.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
109 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ken Loach
Producer
Pascal Caucheteux, Vincent Maravel
Co-Producer
Pascal Caucheteux, Vincent Maravel
Editor
Jonathan Morris
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Director of Photography
Chris Menges
Production Designer
Ferus Clegg
Sound
Ray Beckett
Music
George Fenton
Principal Cast
Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop

Production Company

Sixteen Films
2nd Floor
187 Wardour Street
London W1F 8ZB
UK

http://www.sixteenfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Wild Bunch
99, rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris
France

T+33 1 53 01 50 20