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The wind that shakes the barley
The wind that shakes the barley
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War.
Not rated.
General Note:
Originally produced as a British motion picture in 2006.

Special Features: Feature Commentary by director Ken Loach and historical advisor Professor Donal O'Driscoll; Carry On Ken [featurette] (49 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews (9 min.).
Opening titles -- Micheail's funeral -- Oath -- Field training -- Final warning -- Manhunt -- Captured -- Singing support -- Escape -- Death march -- Republican court -- Ambush -- Home invasion -- Celebration -- Exit parade -- Telegram from Dublin -- Weapons depot -- Final visitor -- Last letter -- End credits.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sixteen Films ; Distributed by Genius Products,
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Publication Information:
[London] : Sixteen Films ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, c2007.
Award Note:
Winner, Palme D'Or of the Festival de Cannes, 2006: Ken Loach (Best Film).
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