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The Informant (1997)

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A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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Gingy McAnally
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Lt. David Ferris
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DCI Rennie
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Roisin McAnally
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IRA Chief
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Frankie Conroy
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Det. Astley
Gary Lydon ...
Det. McDonough
Sean Kearns ...
Det. Prentice
B.J. Hogg ...
Constable Goss
Ciarán Fitzgerald ...
Gerard McAnally
Virginia Cole ...
Roisin's Ma
Gary Lammin ...
Cpl. Jones
James Gaddas ...
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A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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Unsettling film
24 June 2001 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

The makers of this film threw plenty into the mix of a deceptively simple story of a reluctant IRA man (Anthony Brophy) forced to turn supergrass when caught redhanded carrying out a rocket attack on a judge. There are enough bits and pieces thrown in here about the 800-year history of the troubles to give a decent idea of the big picture, even to those like myself who aren't all that familiar with Irish history. We see a bit of the historical background, the current English, Loyalist and IRA positions, how hatred is perpetuated through the next generation, how the innocent as always are victimised the most. It's a heady mix in a gritty and disturbing film, and to their credit, the film makers quite rightly decided not to resolve their story, just like the Troubles themselves. One quibble. Despite good performances, it's a bit hard to accept the central characters being as old as they're supposed to be. Ginger (have I spelt that right?) is meant to have have spent a total of 10 years in prison and we assume his wife has spent an equal time doing it tough raising the kids. It's a bit to believe this when they are played by young spunks Brophy and Maria Lennon.


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