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 ...
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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
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The scene with the train could never have happened in 1847 as the first train to Galway was in 1851 and it was on a single line, not a double track. The train featured is also way to modern and large in steam terms for the time and pulled way too many wagons and certainly did not go to Connemara at this time nor was it standard gauge. See more »
a fantastic piece of history and entertainment rolled into one
This maybe a bit biased as i grew up in an area deeply affected by the famine and its aftermath but i loved this searing portrayal of a former solider with mixed cultural loyalties going rogue and getting some personal revenge for one of the greatest tragedies in human history.
the performances were terrific i loved the cinematography. the action was well done and as a student of history i found how well researched it was really great and helped it be really authentic and entertaining for me.
my favourite thing about this is how it portrays the mixed loyalty a lot of irish at the time and even now feel towards england. The main character is a ranger but deserts. Other english characters are portrayed quite sympathetically while there are some truly evil irish people as well. i dont want to spoil it but how layered and deep the characterization is is the stand out for me. makes it feel like living history not two dimensional us v them stuff.
I enjoyed it massively it but I did wish there was more story. what was there felt a little stretched out by the end. reminded me of a smaller scale django unchained.
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