Modern Ireland

Michael Collins

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

In 1920, Irish workers form guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads being sent from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a love of country, Damien (Cillian Murphy, Breakfast on Pluto and 28 Days Later) joins his brother (Padraic Delaney) in the fight for freedom. Their tactics bring the British to the breaking point and a treaty is signed, but civil war soon erupts and the fighters find themselves pitted against one another. Directed by Ken Loach (Bread and Roses, Riff-Raff). Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Official Web Site
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