The Wind that Shakes the Barley
- Germany / Italy / Spain / France / Ireland / UK
- 2h 7min
- Directed by: Ken Loach
- Written by: Paul Laverty
- Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Liam Cunningham
- Language: English, Irish, Latin
- Website: www.thewindthatshakesthebarley.co.uk
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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