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The Truth Commissioner (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 February 2016 (Ireland)
A drama about a truth commissioner appointed to chair a South African style truth commission in Northern Ireland.


Declan Recks
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Credited cast:
Roger Allam ... Henry Stanfield
Barry Ward ... Michael Madden
Conleth Hill ... Johnny Rafferty
Madeleine Mantock ... Laura
Brid Brennan ... Catherine Gilroy
Jasmine Hyde ... Emma
Lia Williams ... Prime Minister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Beattie ... Beckett
Siennah Buck Siennah Buck ... Child Victim
Frank Cannon ... Plain Clothes Police Officer
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Alec Reid
Joanne Crawford ... Anna Connolly
Rhys Dunlop Rhys Dunlop ... Justin
Ciaran Flynn Ciaran Flynn ... Conor Walshe
Anne Gill Anne Gill ... American Reporter


Henry Stanfield is the new Truth Commissioner in Northern Ireland. Part of his job is to facilitate the peaceful sharing of power in Belfast. However, the investigation into the murder of a teenage boy, who acted as an informer, brings to light more buried secrets than either London or Dublin want to become known, and various people, both at home in Ireland and as far away as America, find out that old sins cast long shadows.

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This movie contains 4 Game of Thrones (2011) actors. This includes Roger Allam (Henry Stanfield) who plays Illyrio Mopatis, Conleth Hill (Johnny Rafferty) who plays Varys, Ian Beattie (Beckett) who plays Meryn Trant and Ian McElhinney (James Fenton) who plays Barristan Selmy. See more »

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The truth is that this film is boring AF (review includes a recipe)
29 March 2016 | by DuchinoSee all my reviews

The inner workings of a fact-finding commission are not exciting stuff to write a film around, but that's where good screen writing and dramatization can make for an enlightening and compelling story, like the dutiful "Spotlight" (2015). None of that here; it's a boring process of boring boredom as it dries on a drab wall. But here's the recipe for my signature Apple Pigs: you need an apple, bacon strips and cream cheese. Peel, core and slice up the apple into small cubes/rectangles, then place one apple cube at one end of a laid bacon strip and roll it up to the middle – apply a dab of cream cheese on the spot, then place another apple cube and roll the rest of the strip around it. Secure all the portions with toothpicks and pan-fry them on a preheated greased pan. Once cooked to the desired degree, top them with spices or sauces and enjoy some delicious Apple Pigs. You can also find the "how to" video on YouTube. You're welcome.

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