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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
War, Drama
Ireland 1919: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless 'Black and Tan' squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and the families, who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test. Rated No Rating .
Cast: William Ruane, Padraic Delaney, Gerard Kearney, Liam Cunningham, Cillian Murphy
Produced by: Rebecca O' Brien
Directed by: Ken Loach
Written by: Paul Laverty
Running time: 2hr 4min
Opens: Mar 16, 2007 NY/LA/BOS
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