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Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed. Written by
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Composer Harry Gregson-Williams heard a boy (Brian O'Donnell) singing on the street for money in Dublin when he arrived to spend a few days on the set of the film. Later, he tracked the boy down again and recorded him singing six or seven folk songs acapella in a quiet alley. Gregson-Williams chose "Fields of Athenry" from the recording and added his own music around the song. See more »
Veronica Guerin attends a protest march organized by he Concerned Parents Against Drugs to pressure a drug dealer to leave the area, and behaves as if this is a new tactic. In fact, the CPAD marches had begun in 1983 (12-13 years before the film's events) and were not a new phenomenon at the time. See more »
It'll be worse for me, and it'll be worse for journalism or any journalist if I was to be intimidated. Then that means they've won, and they're not going to win.
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Disclaimer in closing credits: "Chris Mulligan is a fictional composite character based in part on several different people, and certain events in which the character is depicted have been fictionalised for dramatic effect." See more »
Moving, unsentimental account of a remarkable woman
This was an extremely moving film, covering the life and death of the remarkable Veronica Guerin.
It would have been easy to sentimentalize this story, but it unfolded in a realistic, down-to-earth fashion that somehow made Guerin's death all the more harrowing.
However, Guerin was not painted as a tragic figure, but was shown throughout as a flawed and all-too-human figure (the incident with the skateboard at her son's party was very telling) who felt that she just HAD to continue with her crusade.
It is impossible to over-praise Cate Blanchett's performance, varying from flirtatious and humorous to passionate and driven.
Not an easy film to watch, but one that I cannot recommend highly enough.
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