Black '47

Black '47
  • 2018
  • Ireland, Luxembourg
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Lance Daly
  • Cast: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea

Ireland in 1847: Martin (Frecheville) is a British Army deserter who returns to the family home to find his mother dead and his brother hanged. Slow-burning period revenge drama set during the Great Famine, with pitch-perfect performances; an affecting, artful history lesson in the style of a lean, mean western.

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2018 | 100 mins | Dir: Lance Daly | Cast includes: Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea | Cert: 15

It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland.

He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.

★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Irish Independent ★★★★ RTÉ

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Black 47

24 Sep 20184 stars

Lance Daly's powerful Irish western is an artful and affecting history lesson set against the Great Famine

Animal Kingdom's James Frecheville cuts a stone-faced figure as tersely, broodingly charismatic as a Clint Eastwood of Connemara in a slow-burning period revenge drama of stark intensity and terrible beauty. He plays Martin Feeney, a Ranger who has…

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