The Wind that Shakes the Barley
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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 124 mins
- Ken Loach
- Ulrich Felsberg, Andrew Lowe, Nigel Thomas
- Jonathan Morris
- Paul Laverty
- Director of Photography
- Barry Ackroyd
- Ray Beckett
- George Fenton
- Principal Cast
- Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Damien Kearney, Myles Horgan
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Last updated 4th August 2006