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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. Despite ... See full summary »

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Lance Daly

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Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,026, 15 November 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The quote from Lord Kilmichael, "there are those who look forward to the day when a Celtic Irishman is as rare in Ireland as a Red Indian in Manhattan", is from a purported editorial in the Times of London written during the famine. James Joyce adapted this in his 1922 novel Ulysses, "... and the Times rubbed its hands and told the whitelivered Saxons there would soon be as few Irish in Ireland as redskins in America." See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Lord Kilmichael: The peasants are all the same. No appreciation of beauty.
Conneely: Beauty would be held in much higher regard, Sir, if it could be eaten.
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Connections

Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Traditional
Arranged by Lance Daly & Peadar Cox
Performed by soup tent congregation
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An Irish Masterpiece
5 September 2018 | by mick-stainesSee all my reviews

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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