- Original title
- Running time
- 106 min.
Paul Greengrass, Guy Hibbert
Song: Julie Miller
Co-production Ireland-United Kingdom; Bórd Scannán na hÉireann / Tiger Aspect Productions / RTE / Channel 4
Drama | Based On A True Story. Historical. Terrorism. IRA. 1990s. TV Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- In August 1998, as all of Ireland prepared to vote for peace in the Good Friday referendum, a small group of dissident Provisional IRA members opposed to the peace process were setting out to create a bomb outrage so bloody and calamitous that London and Dublin would be driven apart, unionists would withdraw from the peace process, and Northern Ireland be driven back into violent conflict.
They called themselves the Real IRA. Selecting their target carefully, they chose Omagh, a small market town where Catholics and Protestants had co-existed remarkably peacefully throughout the 30 years of the Troubles. The bomb claimed 31 lives, devastating a small town and leaving a lasting legacy.
OMAGH examines the events and aftermath of this tragic day, focusing on the struggle for justice by the Omagh Self Help and Support Group, comprised of the families of the victims, as they strive to find the truth.
At the heart of the story is Michael Gallagher, who lost his 21-year-old son in the explosion. The film shows his family’s private trauma and journey towards recovery and Michael’s public struggle as key spokesman and lobbyist for the Support Group.
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Screenplay
: Toronto Film Festival: Discovery Award
: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Single Drama. Nominated for Best Visual Effects
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