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Black 47 (2017)

 

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Director: Lance Daly
Writers: P.J. Dillon, Eugene O’Brien, Pierce Ryan


Hugo Weaving … Hannah
Sarah Greene … Ellie
Jim Broadbent … Lord Kilmichael
Antonia Campbell-Hughes … Brigid Ni Dhomhnaill
tephen Rea … Conneely
Freddie Fox … Pope
James Frecheville … Feeney
Moe Dunford … Fitzgibbon
Barry Keoghan … Hobson
Laurence O’Fuarain … I.C Sub Constable
Ruairí Heading … Coyne
Fiach Kunz … Lieutenant D’Arcy
Ally Ni Chiarain … Scalpeen Woman
Ryan McAllister … Bailiff
Michael Reed … Peasant
Ciaran Grace … Laurence O’Sé
Michel Tereba … Firing Squad Sergeant
Julian Nest … Durkan
Ronan O’Connor … Red
Sheila Moylette … Registrar
Kieran Boland … Sullivan
Elliot Gray … British Soldier
Dan Shanley … I.C. Constable
Colm Seoighe … Swineherd
Liam McEvoy … Prison Officer Turnkey


It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for 2 long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalized his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English.

With little else to live for, he sets out on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of Ireland. Hannah, an aging British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of ‘the great hunger’