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Blind Flight (2003)

 |  Drama  |  9 April 2004 (UK)
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The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.

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Joker
Mohamad Chamas ...
Abed
Brian Devlin ...
Seamus the Publican
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RUC Officer
Dany El Khoury ...
Rida
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John's Mother
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Brian Keenan
Ziad Lahoud ...
Said
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Brian's Mum
Gary Mullan ...
Belfast Man in pub
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Militia leader
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John McCarthy
Paddy Rocks ...
Brian's Dad
Calum Whyte ...
Belfast Boy
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Keenan and McCarthy spent 4.5 years confined together, held underground for much of their captivity, at times chained to each other and to the walls of their prisons. The two men, who could easily have found themselves at opposite ends of a gun barrel in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, instead forged a relationship which transcended all that appeared to divide them. "Blind Flight" tells the story of this compelling relationship as they both resurrect their deepest memories, feelings, fears and loves. In their near biblical journey they uncover many of the forces which made them blind and captive human beings prior to their physical captivity. They finally discover a compassion for their captors which makes the film a 'love story' in the fullest and most humanistic sense. Written by Anonymous

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You must see this film....
14 October 2004 | by (Reading, England) – See all my reviews

Saw this film a couple of nights ago and I thought it was brilliant. The on-screen relationship between the 2 actors felt very real and the result is a sensitive and emotional film. The subject matter dealt with is highly relevant to the current middle east situation, so I urge everyone to see this film. I believe small films like this have trouble getting distribution compared to some of the trashy, light, money-generating commodities that pass as blockbusters these days. Outrageous! Demand to see this film at your local independent or art-house cinema. Let's support films that make you think, or teach you something about the world as well as entertain!


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