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The Massacre of Glencoe (1971)

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The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.

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MacIain
Andrew Crawford ...
Glenlyon
William Dysart ...
Breadalbane
David Orr ...
Sir John
Sandie Nielson ...
Argyll
Arthur Boland ...
Cameron of Lochiel
John Young ...
Colonel Hill
Charles Fawcett ...
John Macdonald
George Morgan ...
Alasdair Macdonald
Ian Ireland ...
Lieutenant Lindsay
Alex McAvoy ...
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The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.

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The True Story Of The Greatest Scottish Clan Feud Ever!

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The T.S. Eliot poem "Rannoch, by Glencoe" refers to the event, and the modern ballad with the haunting refrain: "Cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe and covers the graves o' Donald..." most famously recorded by Alastair McDonald, and probably written for him by Jim McLean. The massacre also features prominently in the novel Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson. There is also a piobaireachd named after the massacre; it is still played by many solo pipers in competitions. See more »

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Macian: [to redcoats] Oidhche mhath leibh.
[Good night to you]
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Underrated historical movie
14 August 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent treatment of a notorious incident in Scottish history. We know exactly what's going to happen - it's in the title. But this looming sense of dread balances out any couthiness in the film.

It also avoids being a complete melodrama, by showing the perpetrators as human beings, the complexities and accidents that led to the situation etc. The baddies are conflicted, to say the least. (Cynics would say that's because it's directed by a Campbell!) This makes it a much more rounded film.

Much of the film is on location, with outdoor scenes in Glencoe itself.

The film is actually very short... under an hour. It makes an excellent companion piece to Peter Watkin's "mockumentary" Culloden. And no, it doesn't blame the English for everything either...


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