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The Treaty (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  5 December 1991 (Ireland)
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A faithful depiction of how a key treaty between the Southern Irish, represented by Michael Collins, and the English government was concluded after tough long high-stakes negotiations in 1921.

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A faithful depiction of how a key treaty between the Southern Irish, represented by Michael Collins, and the English government was concluded after tough long high-stakes negotiations in 1921.

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Well Worth Watching If You Like History!
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are several areas of history I enjoy . . . the Irish struggle for freedom is one of them. I found this film to be both educational and entertaining. I voted 8/10 for that reason, not for technical brilliance or visual quality. While well done, this movie would not hold up against the higher-quality Hollywood movies as far as visual richness is concerned. That said, the movie holds a place of honor in my library. It might be difficult to find if you want to buy or rent it, but it is worth the effort. Surprisingly, the movie stars a couple actors well known in the States -- Ian Bannen and Brendan Gleeson (who just had a major part in the latest Harry Potter offering.) If you like history, or if you want to know some of the history of the IRA or the Irish / British battle, see this movie!


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