- Original title
- Running time
- 99 min.
- United Kingdom
Crab Apple Films / Warp Films
Action. Drama | 1970s. IRA. Army
- Synopsis / Plot
- 1971, and the conflict in Northern Ireland is escalating towards civil war. Young English recruit Gary is called into action in Belfast. The situation in the city is confusing and challenging – even for experienced military commanders. The town is divided into ‘loyal’ Protestant and ‘hostile’ Catholic areas. Both parties have paramilitary units; in addition, radical street gangs and undercover agents from all sides are trying to assert their interests on their own initiative. During a patrol, the soldiers become embroiled in a scuffle and one of them loses their weapon. Gary and a fellow soldier follow the thief who disappears into the crowd. Suddenly Gary is having to fend for himself alone in the midst of enemy territory. His journey back to his base that night is an odyssey filled with uncertainty, fear and desperation.
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Independent Films
: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations including Most Outstanding British Film
: European Film Awards: Nominated to Best First Feature
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Director. 6 Nominations
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