Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.Written by
Three days after this movie's UK television broadcast, Sunday (2002) aired on TV, which chronicled the same event from an alternate perspective. See more »
When the military staff review the itinerary (roughly at 21'), they point at a map with a main rendezvous point : Agro corner. It is first written as "Aggro corner", then spelled "Agro corner" in the next sequence and back to "Aggro corner" in the final view of the map. See more »
I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've given the IRA the biggest victory it will ever have. All over this city tonight, young men... boys will be joining the IRA, and you will reap a whirlwind.
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Near the end of the end credits, the names of the dead and wounded of Bloody Sunday are listed. See more »
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Performed by U2
Written by U2
Published by Universal Music Publishing International BV
Blue Mountain Music LTD (UK), Mother Music (Ireland)
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A good film almost done in by it's idiotic stylistic quirks
Paul Greengrass directs this dramatization of the civil rights march that ended with British paratroopers killing 13 civilians, kicking off the long and bloody civil war that engulfed Northern Ireland for the next 30 years. Greengrass manages to do justice to the events despite his terrible visual style that involves an insanely shaky camera and hundreds of pointless jagged edits. This is largely chalked up to "documentary realism", but no documentarian would be happy with a film that consciously draws attention to it's own stylistic quirks and away from the events depicted in the film. James Nesbitt stars as Ivan Cooper, a politician who organized the march and bore witness to much of the slaughter. He does a magnificent job of depicting hope and optimism dying.
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