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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
127 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/16/07
performer:
Liam Cunningham, Cillian Murphy
director:
Ken Loach
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Paul Laverty
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it a B+

It’s set in County Cork in the early ’20s, when the Irish struggle against British rule had reached a flash point. Director Ken Loach fills the screen with moral wrath, turning the Brits into bullies, but gives short shrift to those who longed to stop fighting.

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