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moving, honest, neccessary.,
This review is from: Bloody Sunday [DVD] (DVD)The cover of the dvd did not really betray what was to unfold on the screen. Relating a story of such tragic events is not an easy task to do; objectivity and sensitivity are the key to providing an honest and believable account. The issue is an emotive one for many in the UK and so tackling it was bound to be tricky. I have to say, they have dealt with it extremely well.
The use of ex-serving soldiers from N.Ireland and residents from Derry who present during the riots 25 years ago adds genuine authenticity. There are no flashy production techniques, no Hollywood style melodrama, more a documentary feel. The footage is beautifully shot; you feel like you are the eyes of a unwitting observer, and this makes it all the more involving.
The story unfolds rapidly before your eyes, a sense of growing tension is realistically recreated. At times the footage is hard-to-watch, but yet utterly compelling; the tragedy transfixes your for the duration of the film. Nesbitt performs his role with subtlety and quiet dignity, easily his best role to date.
As the film finishes, you arise with a much deeper understanding of both what happened, and why it happened. You understand how the conflict affected all parties, you begin to understand the lasting emotion the day has given to so many.
In summary: a superb account of the UK's darkest days, shot with sensitivity and acted with genuine care.
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Initial post: 11 Feb 2012 18:20:44 GMT
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Shot with sensitivity? Honest! This is a film that accuses the british government of ordering the shooting of civilians (this nonsense was rejected by the saville inquiry). It also states that the civil rights movement had been destroyed (NICRA disbanded voluntarily in the 80's). It is extremely dishonest and insensitive to the victims of the IRA.
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