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Black 47 (2018)

Black '47 (original title)
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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. Despite ... See full summary »

Director:

Lance Daly

Writers:

Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
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
Ciaran Grace ... O'Sé
Colm Seoighe Colm Seoighe ... Swineherd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Biwer Olivier Biwer ... Prison Officer
Kieran Boland ... Sullivan
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Brigid Ni Dhomhnaill
Dermot Crowley ... Judge Bolton
Diarmuid de Faoite ... Catholic Priest
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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. 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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In Ireland's Darkest Hour Vengeance Shines a Light

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Action | Drama

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

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Country:

Ireland | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black 47 See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The term 'black 47' refers to the summer of the year 1847, when the Irish potato famine was at its height and hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland died from starvation. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

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fantastic Irish western
30 August 2018 | by eugenequinnSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film which tells the story of An Irish Ranger who returns home after fighting for the empire abroad to find that his homeland is destroyed and family killed by the very forces he was defending. he sets out on a revenge journey which is set to the back drop of the famine in the west of Ireland. I like the fact that lance does not bow to a Hollywood production and instead depicts a very real narrative. It is dark and the performances are brilliant. The photography is class and you feel you are moving within the scenes along with the characters..hope to see the movie translate to overseas audiences. THumbs up.


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