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Black '47 (2018)

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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.


Lance Daly


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Hannah
James Frecheville ... Feeney
Stephen Rea ... Conneely
Freddie Fox ... Pope
Barry Keoghan ... Hobson
Moe Dunford ... Fitzgibbon
Sarah Greene ... Ellie
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Kilmichael
Ronan O'Connor Ronan O'Connor ... Red
John Cronin John Cronin ... Wright
Ella Grace Lee Ella Grace Lee ... Roisin
Keanu Parks Keanu Parks ... Tomas
Brandon Maher ... Mícheál Og
Aidan McArdle ... Cronin
Peadar Cox Peadar Cox ... Translator


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 BritishFilms1

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A gritty revenge tale for fans of actioners like The Proposition. See more »


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Ireland | Luxembourg


English | Irish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,026, 15 November 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The knife used by Martin Feeney is a kukri/khukuri. Originally from the Indian subcontinent, it is mostly associated with the Nepali speaking Gurkhas of Nepal and India. First seen by the British during the Anglo-Nepalese War or Gurkha War of 1814 - 1816. 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 »


Lord Kilmichael: I love this country.
Conneely: What's left of it.
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Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »


Little Jimmy Murphy
Performed by Stephen Rea
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An unexpectedly well scripted piece of dark history of England
5 October 2018 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

This piece of the dark history about how the Ireland people was brutally treated by the British is like the Jewish Holocaust that have been repeatedly made into novels and films. My latest viewing of it was the TV series "Highlander" about how the Scotland people were so cruelly treated by the British. This 'Black '47" is one of the best films that I have viewed in late of this year. It's so thoughtful, dark, dreary, atrocious, cruel, bloody and sad; a mixture of unforgetable and undeniable heartless inhuman crime committed by the British Empire and its aristocratic society.

The whole film is well scripted, directed and performed by a bunch of A-list actors to support a not quite well known actor, James Frecheville, to play the leading "Fenny" role. There's no romantic moment at all in this film, only the horrible human sufferings. I just felt sad and numb when this film ended, but at the same time, would like to praise its seriousness of making this film.

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