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The Rising of the Moon (2002)

Unrated  |   |  Short, Drama, History  |  September 2002 (USA)
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IRA member Bobby Sands is visited by his mother while imprisoned in Northern Ireland.



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IRA member Bobby Sands is imprisoned in Northern Ireland. Denied political-prisoner-of-war status, he initiates a hunger strike. This is the true story of real IRA bombers during the peak of the troubles in Northern Ireland, 1981. The screenplay was adapted from Sands' real diary, which he kept for the first 17 days of his 66-day hunger strike, until his ultimate death. The story follows a visit to Bobby by his mother. However, the cold British Guard (Bale) is quick to end this visit, throwing Bobby's mother out! Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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For Freedom. For Country. For...


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Sean Conant wrote this film using direct quotes from "The Diary of Bobby Sands." The diary, written during Sands' imprisonment, was secretly kept in his body for the first 17 days of his hunger-strike. See more »


Bobby Sands: The day will come when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon.
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Written by Elmer Bernstein
Performed by Irish Film Orchestras
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