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5.0 out of 5 stars
forget what the history books say - watch the film, 24 Sep 2006
I watched this with three members of my family (we are from Derry) and my sister in law who is English. It was very difficult to find local cinemas showing the film in the part of England that I live and finally saw it in Windemere. Although the cinema was barely half full, it was clear that the film touched many who watched it; as we left, the young girl working there was in tears. The response from my sister in law was along the lines that she never knew what it was like - history books in England only giving their side of the story. From the very beginning, the audience is gripped - not only because of the story, but also because of the fact that it lacks any of the Hollywood "polish" and yet surpasses many of them. The actors are wonderful and there is a certain "grittiness" in the shooting of the film which lends itself to the overall effect. This is a must see film!