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Five Minutes of Heaven -- Lurgan Northern Ireland, 1975. A low level civil war has been underway, with the IRA targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 16 is the leader of a UVF cell, eager to be blooded. He and his gang are given the go ahead to kill a young Catholic man, James Griffin, as a reprisal and a warning to others. When the hit is carried out, Joe Griffin - the 11-year old little brother of the target - watches in horror his brother is shot in the head. Thirty years later Joe Griffin and Alistair are to meet, on camera, with a view to reconciliation. Alistair has served his sentence, and Peace may been agreed in N. Ireland, but unbeknownst to the production team, Joe Griffin, is not coming on the program for a handshake but to stick a knife in his brother's killer - live on air.
Five Minutes of Heaven -- Clip: The man I've become

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Writer:
Guy Hibbert (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 February 2009 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
To face the future, they must face the past.
Plot:
The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It Lives Long After See more (51 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Oliver Hirschbiegel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy Hibbert  screenplay

Produced by
Ed Guiney .... executive producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer (as Francois Ivernel)
Marshall Leviten .... line producer (as Marshall Levitan)
Andrew Lowe .... executive producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Don Mullan .... associate producer
Eoin O'Callaghan .... producer
Patrick Spence .... executive producer: BBC
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Stephen Wright .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leo Abrahams 
David Holmes 
 
Cinematography by
Ruairí O'Brien (director of photography) (as Ruairi O'Brien)
 
Film Editing by
Hans Funck 
 
Casting by
Georgia Simpson 
 
Production Design by
Mark Lowry 
 
Art Direction by
Gillian Devenney 
 
Costume Design by
Maggie Donnelly 
 
Makeup Department
Jilly Green .... hair stylist (as Jill Green)
Lorna McSloy .... additional hair assistant
Paula Moore .... additional hair assistant
Conor O'Sullivan .... special makeup effects artist
Laura Pollock .... makeup trainee
Pamela Smyth .... hair designer
Pamela Smyth .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Mark Devlin .... production manager
Damien Glenholmes .... unit manager
Miranda Jones .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Reid .... head of production: Northern Ireland Screen
Faye Ward .... head of production: Ruyby Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lynne Davison .... additional assistant director
Darren Fee .... second assistant director
Jack Hamill .... additional assistant director
Peter Nightingale .... first assistant director
Samantha Ross .... third assistant director
Richard Wilson .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
James Barr .... property master
Conor Bradly .... additional construction
Sean Bradly .... additional construction
Diarmuid Corr .... art department daily
Michael Cullen .... prop hand
Cole Doherty .... construction manager
Shea Doherty .... additional construction
Raymond Ginnane .... carpenter (as Ray Ginnane)
Sian Alaw Jones .... design assistant (as Sián Alaw Jones)
Sean McAliskey .... additional construction
Felix McCrudden .... additional painter
Lisa McDiarmid .... stand-by art director
Keiran McElvanna .... additional construction
Neil McNally .... dressing props
Christopher Moore .... stand-by props
Alan Nixon .... stand-by carpenter
Sarah Speers .... production buyer
Paul Stewart .... additional props
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Steve Fanagan .... foley editor
John Fitzgerald .... adr mixer
John Fitzgerald .... re-recording mixer
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor (as Fionnan Higgins)
Ronan Hill .... sound mixer
Simon Kerr .... sound maintenance
Paul Maynes .... adr mixer
Terry McDonald .... sound trainee (as Terence McDonald)
Jean McGrath .... foley mixer
Jon Stevenson .... supervising sound editor
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mike Branton .... base-light assistant: Windmill Lane
Marie A. Jones .... datascan producer: Windmill Lane (as Marie Jones)
John Kennedy .... flame artist: Windmill Lane
 
Stunts
Brendan Condren .... stunt double: Mr. Nesbitt
Joe Condren .... stunt coordinator
Tommy Sheen .... stunt double: Mr. Neeson
John Sheridan .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Valentine .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Valentine .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Carlin .... crane technician (as Ray Carlin)
Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh .... additional best boy (as Hugh Thomas Cavanagh)
Dermot Coleman .... generator operator: London
Noah Davis .... additional clapper loader
Bryan Drysdale .... steadicam operator
Nicky Fitzgerald .... rigging gaffer
Andy Gardner .... clapper loader
Howard Gibson Steele .... gaffer (as Howard Gibson-Steel)
Conor Hammond .... focus puller
Glynn Harrison .... grip
Roy Harrison .... additional grip
Christopher Hill .... still photographer
Steffan Hill .... still photographer
Gary Hutchinson .... stand-by rigger
Davey Mayes .... gaffer: second unit (as Davie Mayes)
Giancarlo McDonnell .... additional electrician (as Carlo McDonnell)
Eugene McVeigh .... cameraman: epk
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Ruth Woodside .... camera trainee (as Ruth Greer)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kerry Gooding .... additional costume
Lauren Hanna .... costume supervisor
Heather Long .... additional costume
Edel McCarron .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Colin Coull .... filmout supervisor: Windmill Lane
Andschana Eschenbach .... assistant editor
Jessica Felton .... digital intermediate faciiities coordinator
Dave Hughes .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Morris .... digital intermediate supervisor
Shane Murphy .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Dan Roberts .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Robert Boake .... location trainee
Catherine Geary .... location manager
 
Music Department
Jane Bridgeman .... music clearance supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Jeff Brown .... driver: facilities
Maurice Brown .... driver: Mr. Nesbitt
Alan Crozier .... facilities chief
Dermie .... driver: facilities
Walter Hawthorne .... driver: Mr. Neeson
John McDowell .... action vehicle coordinator
Lee McFadden .... driver: facilities
Gavin McGlashan .... driver: facilities (as Gavin McGlashin)
Michael Thompson .... driver: facilities
Phillip Wiggans .... driver: facilities (as Philip Wiggins)
Ryan Marshall .... unit driver: dalies (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Yasu Asami .... assistant: Paul Trijbits, Ruby Films
Nicola Bailey-James .... additional locations
Matt Bannister .... publicist: BBC
Jonathan Blair .... legal services: Big Fish Films, Simkins
Michelle Burns .... additional production
Mark Byrne .... representative: Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board
Una Carlin .... publicist: BBC
James Clarke .... finance director: Pathé
David Cooke .... additional locations
Louise Cornally .... production finance executive: Element Pictures
Rowena Crofts .... production assistant
Suzi Crofts-Fawsitt .... production pooch
Sean Roe Curran .... set production trainee (as Sean Curran)
Trevor Currie .... additional locations
Lorraine Denis .... production trainee (as Lorraine Dennis)
Pierre Du Plessis .... business affairs: Pathé
Donal Geraghty .... production accountant
Anna Graham .... assistant: Mr. Neeson
Robert Gyle .... armorer
Stephen Hanley .... additional locations
Paula Heffernan .... assistant to directors: Element Pictures
Aaron Hendriks .... additional accounts
Joe Hendriks .... assistant accountant
James Hickey .... legal services: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Sarah Hills .... additional locations
Ruth Hunter .... legal services: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Kevin Jackson .... head of drama: BBC Northern Ireland
Geraldine Jeffers .... publicist: BBC
Steve Joberns .... auditor: Shipleys
Christina Jules .... financial controller: Ruby Films
Moyra Lock .... head of marketing: Northern Ireland Screen
Lynda Marshall .... script supervisor
Linda Martin .... head of finance: Northern Ireland Screen
Jennifer McAufield .... production executive: BBC
Michael McCartney .... animal handler
Stephen McDonogh .... legal services: BBC
Fiona McGuire .... physical production: Pathé
Damian McParland .... legal services: Northern Ireland Screen, Millar McCall Wylie
Tim O'Shea .... legal services: Big Fish Films, Simkins
Ailsa Orr .... head of programmes: BBC Northern Ireland
George Pank .... legal: Pathé
Simon Perry .... representative: Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board
Joan Purvis .... legal services: BBC
Anne Quinn .... production coordinator: Northern Ireland Screen
Laura Rees .... additional production
Michael Ritchie .... production associate
Mike Runagall .... international sales: Path*eacute;
Emma Scott .... representative: Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board
Bronagh Taylor .... additional production
Ian Thomson .... publicist
Richard Williams .... chief executive: Northern Ireland Screen
Susie Wright .... funding programmes coordinator: Northern Ireland Screen
Andy Brunskill .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Juliette Caron .... french subtitles by (uncredited)
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Toby Babst .... thanks
An Dorthe Braker .... thanks (as Ann Dorthe Braker)
Bernd Eichinger .... thanks
Joe Griffin .... particular thanks
Mechthild Holter .... thanks
Alistair Little .... particular thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Requiem" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The little boy he delivers the note from Liam Neeson's character was named "Liam."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the scene when they attempt to steal the first car, the International Bar is seen on the right hand side, however this Bar was not built until the mid 2000's.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Young Alistair - 1975:[narrating] For me to talk about the man I have become, you need to know about the man I was. I was 14 when I joined the Tartan gangs, and I was 15 when I joined the UVF, the Ulster Volunteer Force. At that time, don't forget, there were riots on the streets every week; petrol bombs everyday...
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Movie Connections:
References The Way of the Dragon (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
DynamiteSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It Lives Long After, 13 October 2010
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I really had a hard time knowing what to make of this film. The opening is striking as a group of young Irish men plot the killing of another because you have to do something in the hornet's nest they are living in. Not only do they accomplish the killing, they destroy the life of a boy, the victim's brother, who witnessed everything. The most unfortunate thing is that this boy is blamed by his mother for not doing something to stop things. It then moves many years in the future. The two men are to meet on a kind of talk show. Incredible tension builds as the killer (played by Liam Neeson) gives some testimony and awaits the man whose life he pretty much destroyed. The outstanding thing about this film that there are no sides. As Neeson's character said, at the time he was proud. He went to bars and was hailed as a hero. He also knows that there is no forgiveness, no sorrow that can change anything. We await their confrontation. I will not comment on the events that follow. Suffice it to say that they are extremely intense and, I thought, satisfying.

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