Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.Written by
At the end of the film, before the end credits, there is the following dedication: "in memory of all those who died, and those who went away, never to return." See more »
Feeney is described as a Connaught Ranger who served in the Afghan War and then deserted in Calcutta before making his way home. However, the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) were based in Malta during the Anglo-Afghan War and went to the West Indies in 1847. The Anglo-Afghan war was fought by soldiers of the British East India Company, not by the regular British Army. See more »
"For whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." Drunkenness and fecklessness is the economics of the famine in the west.
Reporter on train:
And the continued crop failure.
Failure, sir, lies in the character of the people.
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Feeney (the persuasive, unexpectedly Australian James Frecheville) plays an Irish Ranger who returns from wars in Afghanistan to find his family caught in the cogs of the developing holocaust. Heaving around a head like an Easter Island statue decorated with weeds, Feeney soon encounters even worse outrages and, setting aside ideas of emigration, vows to pursue a war against the administrators and colonialist bandits. This is a must see...
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