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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.

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Lance Daly

Writers:

Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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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 Brandon Maher ... Mícheál Og
Aidan McArdle ... Cronin
Peadar Cox Peadar Cox ... Translator
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

Pope: Explain your total dependence upon the easiest grown staple known to mankind.
Reporter on train: Potato was the only way to feed so many over limited acreage.
Pope: Food for the contented slave, not the hardy and the brave.
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Connections

Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Cearc Agus Coileach
Traditional
Arranged by Lance Daly & Peadar Cox
Performed by James Frecheville
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User Reviews

 
Historical film based in the irish famine delivered in the style of the great westerns.
20 August 2018 | by pcossieSee all my reviews

Best irish film since "the field " .fantastic leading man and great turn from stephen rea and extended cast ,beautiful use of the irish language ,


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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

Gross USA:

$57,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,073,063
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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