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Writer:
Austin Campbell (written by)
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The True Story Of The Greatest Scottish Clan Feud Ever!
Plot:
The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Robertson Justice ... 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 ... Narrator

Directed by
Austin Campbell 
 
Writing credits
Austin Campbell (written by)

Produced by
Austin Campbell .... producer
Juliette Campbell .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Peggy Seeger 
 
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Blunden 
 
Art Direction by
James Macaulay 
 


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Runtime:
UK:58 min
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Certification:
UK:PG (video)

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For several decades, the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement have held a commemoration on the Sunday closest to the anniversary which is often attended by members of other groups including Siol nan Gaidheal, Na Fir Dileas etc. There is also a smaller local commemoration.See more »
Quotes:
Macian:[to redcoats] Oidhche mhath leibh.
[Good night to you]
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Underrated historical movie, 14 August 2011
Author: nephihaha from Scotland

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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