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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Alan Clarke 
 
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Bernard MacLaverty 

Produced by
Danny Boyle .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Philip Dawson 
John Ward 
 
Film Editing by
Don O'Donovan 
 
Costume Design by
Maggie Donnelly 
 
Makeup Department
Kathy Carruth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jennifer McAufield .... production manager
 
Art Department
John Jenkins .... scenic supervisor
John McCready .... properties buyer
 
Sound Department
Bryan Elliott .... boom operator
Ken Hains .... dubbing mixer
Peter Lindsay .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Wragg .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allister Maxwell .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Ken Bond .... armorer
Paul Clarke .... design
Mark Huffam .... assistant floor manager
Kevin Jackson .... location manager
Stephen Killen .... assistant floor manager
Christine Sufferin .... production assistant
 

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39 min
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Director Alan Clarke's final film.See more »
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Referenced in Memories of: Elephant (2004) (V)See more »

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Extraordinary, 11 May 2005

I notice nobody actually from Northern Ireland seems to have commented on this... I grew up in Belfast through some of the worst of the troubles (and have been personally affected by the actions of both loyalist and republican terrorists) and I have to say that for me this film is pretty much it in a nutshell. The desensitising effect mentioned by some of the other comments is precisely what happens in real life; the fact that stuff blows up occasionally and every so often someone gets shot dead eventually starts to just become part of the scenery. I've lost count of the number of times I saw people walking through Belfast stop in their tracks for a second or two as a bomb was detonated nearby then just continue on their way. You learn to live with it, and that's the real horror, which I think is something Clarke portrays here with an extraordinary degree of empathy. Possibly some of it's because so many of the places in the film were so familiar to me but it really hit home in a way that no other film explicitly about Northern Ireland has ever done for me.

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good film. does van sant have any ideas of his own? teejay6682
where can i find this? jmargethe
The drawn out shots of the victims tpwombat
Danny Boyle JonnyTanna
The greatest film about Northern Ireland ever made stulau
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