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Bloody Sunday

7.4
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Original title
Bloody Sunday
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Greengrass
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Cinematography
Ivan Strasburg
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-Ireland; Portman Entertainment / Hell's Kitchen Films / Granada Television / Bord Scannán Na Héireann / Irish Film Board
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. Terrorism. IRA. 1970s
Synopsis / Plot
In documentary style, Paul Greengrass' BLOODY SUNDAY, which chronicles the events of January 30, 1972 in Derry, Ireland, is filmed with gritty gray realness. Surrounding a peaceful protest march staged in contest to British laws that permitted internment without trial, the film charts the progress of the march from the night before it to the night following it. As the final organizing of the march takes place that morning, MP Ivan Cooper (James Nesbitt) rushes from the street where police barriers are being erected to his office where he fields a string of urgent phone calls. Meanwhile Major General Ford (Tim Pigott-Smith) arranges for a heavily armed troop of commandos in fatigues and face paint to be ready to intercept the march if it turns violent. A third persona, Kevin McCorry (Allan Gildea), is a young lad with a prison record who believes in the cause of the march but wants to avoid conflict and any real trouble. As the march proceeds, and chaos ensues, the British militia opens fire onto the unarmed crowds, shooting 27 and killing 13 in one of the most shocking instances of excessive force in Irish history, ending any hope of nonviolent resolution, and stoking the IRA.
Awards
2002: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (ex aequo with "Spirited Away").
2002: Sundance: Audience Award
2002: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Cinematography. 5 Nominations
2002: European Film Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Film
2002: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2002: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 2 Awards including Best Director
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