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.
In Ireland's Darkest Hour Vengeance Shines a Light
Did You Know?
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
The pub pictured at the end of the film has windows made out of wire mesh glass; this was not invented until 1892. See more
Remake of An Ranger