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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  • 2006
  • Germany/Italy/Spain/France/Ireland/UK
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Written by: Paul Laverty
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Liam Cunningham
  • Language: English, Irish, Latin
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Telling the story of the Irish War for Independence, from the Irish point of view, Loach and Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty produce a solid, no-nonsense piece of drama, impressively acted by professionals and non-professionals alike. Focusing on the human costs of a grand injustice, it serves as a rallying cry for us to learn from past mistakes, drawing parallels to the present conflict in Iraq.

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