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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

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,465, 14 October 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2018. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

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a fantastic piece of history and entertainment rolled into one
5 September 2018 | by sludgecomberSee all my reviews

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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