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Old 01-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Top film! The best I have seen from the BIFA winners.

Thriller starring Clive Owen and Angela Riseborough, adapted by Tom Bradby from his own novel. Belfast native Colette McVeigh (Riseborough) comes from a family of well-known IRA sympathisers. After being arrested on suspicion of carrying a bomb on the London Underground, she is questioned by MI5 operative Mac (Owen), and told that if she does not co-operate with the authorities her young son will be taken from her. As Colette reluctantly takes on the role of informant for the British secret services, Mac tries to use her as a means of breaking the cycle of violence in 1990s Belfast.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Saw this at the cinema last year and I really enjoyed it. I love Clive Owen but I wasn't sure if I'd really like the movie after seeing countless films about the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland over the years- the most recent ones being 'Hunger' with Michael Fassbender and 'Fifty Dead Men Walking' (Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley).
Well, I was glued to the screen the whole way through and thought the acting and overall story was brilliant. 4 out of 5 for picture quality sounds about right- I felt the muted colors and slightly grim look suited the mood and time period perfectly.
I'd rate this up there along with 'In The Name Of The Father' as my top films about the troubles in the North of Ireland.
One of the best films I saw in 2012.
Can't wait to pick up the bluray.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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Great review Pro-B.

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Saw the trailer, reviews are good...just blind bought...hope it's pretty good, my fear is always that replay value is low on my import blind buys
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Just learned about this film when checking out Andrea Riseborough's IMDB page (after watching Oblivion). Will definitely check this out as I have an interest in things Irish

Other films about The Troubles that you can suggest dubliner? I've seen 50 Dead Men Walking, In The Name Of The Father, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Michael Collins. What else should I check out?
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