- 132 min
- Directed by: Neil Jordan
- Written by: Neil Jordan
- Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts
Winner of the Best Film and Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival and the cause of knee-jerk criticism from the right-wing press, Jordan's stirring historical epic is an honest portrayal of a ragged and bloody conflict between the British imperial power and idealistic Irish Nationalists early this century. The action is well handled, the characterisations strong and the brutality on both sides is never glossed over.
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