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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

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Synopsis

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. But 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.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
124 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ken Loach
Producer
Ulrich Felsberg, Andrew Lowe, Nigel Thomas
Editor
Jonathan Morris
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Director of Photography
Barry Ackroyd
Sound
Ray Beckett
Music
George Fenton
Principal Cast
Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Damien Kearney, Myles Horgan

Production Company

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

T+44 (0)20 7734 0168
F+44 (0)20 7439 4196

Sales
Company

Pathe Pictures International
Kent House, 14-17 Market Place
London W1W 8AR
UK

T+44 (0)20 7323 5151
F+44 (0)20 7436 7891

international.sales@pathe-uk.com
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