The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

sibling relationship england civil war resistance guerrilla warfare underground traitor mercenary independence british army british empire dublin, ireland irish civil war (1922-23) peace historical fiction ira (irish republican army) ireland colonialism

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Release Date: March 23, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «War has cost them their innocence... Freedom will cost them their blood.»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Sixteen Films, Matador Pictures, Regent Capital, UK Film Council, Screen Ireland, Element Films, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Tornasol Films, Diaphana Films, Pathé Distribution, Cinéart, TV3 Television Network Ireland, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Director    :   Ken Loach
Producers    :   Rebecca O'Brien, Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Gerardo Herrero, Carol Moorhead
Writers    :   Paul Laverty
RunTime    :   127 mins.
Budget    :   6500000
Revenue    :   22889018

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

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