- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 6, 2011
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Michael F. O'Sullivan,
Ronan O'Donoghue &
Terry George &
Arthur Lappin &
Director of Photography:
Variety - 05/20/1996
"...A vivid, realistic feel..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/17/1997
"...Mirren throws her usual brisk intelligence into the task....The story is sturdy..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/25/1996
"...Mirren and Flanagan give wonderful performances..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/26/1996
"...It is Helen Mirren's performance, so closely observed, with so much depth and urgency, that embodies the central questions of the movie..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Surrounded by the conflict in Northern Ireland, Kathleen Quigley has managed to stay clear of it, devoting herself to her three children. Yet in a single moment, the war claims her as one of its living victims. Kathleen is caught in an inescapable political crossfire when her son, actively involved with the IRA, is jailed by the British.Helen Mirren portrays Kathleen in a powerful drama of courage and love from the makers of In the Name of the Father. Kathleen's sudden involvement in the conflict brings her into contact with Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), the mother of another imprisoned youth. Together, the two women form an intense bond as they confront a shattering dilemma: honor their sons' belief or intervene to save their lives.
After her son is arrested, an upstanding Irish Catholic schoolteacher faces the difficult choice of standing up for her son or decrying his pro-I.R.A beliefs. Further fuel is added to the fire when, to demonstrate their status as prisoners of war, he joins his fellow inmates in a hunger strike--and indicates his willingness to die for a cause in which she does not believe.
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- UPC: 883316328569
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