In 2006, Northern Ireland's bloody Troubles had dragged on for decades. Now with the growing threat of a new generation inspired by the 9/11 attacks to escalate the conflict to new levels of destruction, the Catholic Republican and the Protestant Unionist sides are finally persuaded to seriously explore a peace agreement at U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair's (Toby Stephens') urging. Unfortunately, the principle negotiators, firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), are decades-long implacable enemies. However, with talks about to start, Paisley has his wedding anniversary that he is determined to attend at home, and McGuinness decides he must accompany his enemy to prevent him from being persuaded to abandon this chance for peace. With Prime Minister Blair and his MI5 staff nervously watching from secret cameras, the two foes undertake a journey together in which they bridge the seemingly unbridgeable...Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this movie, you can see three actors from Game of Thrones (2011), who played the parts of Barristan Selmy - Kings guard for Dany (sat at the table of the Sinn Fein men), Pod Payne - Tyrion and Brienne's squire (guy at the cash register in the gas station), and Ser Meryn Trant who Arya killed in the brothel (Gerry Adams). See more »
Aerial shot following the MPV as it travels across the Forth Road Bridge shows the under-construction Queensferry Crossing bridge - it only began construction in 2011. See more »
You are young, aren't you? Twenty five, twenty six... so, old enough that you should know who these men are. They are the Troubles. They are civil war. They are anarchy.
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During the end credits for the main cast photographs of the real Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness at various official occasions are shown. See more »
Are You Getting Through
Written by Glen Hansard
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Glen Hansard, Joseph Doyle, Graham Hopkins, Ruth O'Mahony Brady, Michael Buckley, Ronan Dooney, Una O'Kane, Paule Hughes, Katie O'Conner, David, Odlum
Recorded fby David Odlum at Westland Studios, Dublin and Black Box Studio, France
Produced by David Odlum
Appears Courtesy of Anti Records See more »
I'm not sure how much fact there was in the film but it was good. The best scenes are when Coln Meany and Timothy Spall are together ineracting.
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