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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

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Original title
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Year
Running time
127 min.
Country
Ireland Ireland
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Music
George Fenton
Cinematography
Barry Ackroyd
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Ireland-United Kingdom-Germany-Italy-Spain-France-Belgium-Switzerland; UK Film Council / Sixteen Films / TV3 Television Network Ireland / BIM Distribuzione / Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen / Matador Pictures / Pathé / Regent Capital / Tornasol Films S.A
Genre
War. Drama | IRA. 1920s
Synopsis / Plot
Two Irish brothers join the guerilla armies formed to battle the British Black & Tan squads that tried to prevent Ireland's bid for independence in 1919. Damien and Teddy are brothers. But while the latter is already the leader of a guerrilla squad fighting for the independence of his motherland, Damien, a medical graduate of University College, would rather further his training at the London hospital where he has found a place. However, shortly before his departure, he happens to witness atrocities committed by the ferocious Black and Tans and finally decides to join the resistance group led by Teddy. The two brothers fight side by side until a truce is signed. But peace is short-lived and when one faction of the freedom-fighters accepts a treaty with the British that is regarded as unfair by the other faction, a civil war ensues, pitting Irishmen against Irishmen, brothers against brothers, Teddy against Damien.
Awards
2006: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Movie
2006: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 3 Nominations, including Best Movie
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