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THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

Directed by : Ken LOACH

Year of production : 2006 Country : UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, ITALY, GERMANY, SPAIN Length : 124 minutes

Palme d'Or , 2006

Synopsis

Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland’s bid for independence.

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom.

As the freedom fighters’ bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.

Credits

Ken LOACH - Director

Paul LAVERTY - Script / Dialogue

Barry ACKROYD - Cinematography

Fergus CLEGG - Set decorator

George FENTON - Music

Jonathan MORRIS - Film Editor

Casting

Liam CUNNINGHAM - Dan

Orla FITZGERALD - Sinead

Pádraic DELANEY - Teddy

Cillian MURPHY - Damien

Film poster © DR

Contacts

Production

SIXTEEN FILMS - 187 WARDOUR STREET LONDON W1F 8ZB - www.sixteenfilms.co.uk

TORNASOL - SPAIN

ELEMENT FILMS - IRELAND

BIM DISTRIBUZIONE - ITALY

EMC - GERMANY

Distribution

DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION - T: +33(0)1 53 46 66 66 - www.diaphana.fr - cecilemiralves@diaphana.fr

French press

JÉRÔME JOUNEAUXI, ISABELLE DUVOISIN, MATTHIEU REY - T: 01 53 20 01 20 - JÉRÔME JOUNEAUX - jerome-jouneaux@wanadoo.fr

International press

M+R - T: +44 (0)207 292 64 44 - CHARLES MCDONALD, SUE WATKINS - Charles@mcdonaldrutter.com, Sue@mcdonaldrutter.com

International sales

PATHÉ PICTURES INTERNATIONAL - T: +44 207 462 4427 - www.pathe.co.uk - riaya.aboulela@pathe-uk.com

In Competition – Feature Films Released on Ken LOACH

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipp...
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