- Actors: Billy Campbell, Chris 'Kit' Ryan, Jean Butler, Gabriel Byrne, Hal Fowler
- Directors: Terence Ryan
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Guerilla Films
- DVD Release Date: 5 Mar. 2007
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00004CZRY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,732 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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War drama, loosely based on a true story. During the Second World War, two enemy pilots (Bill Campbell and Angus Macfayden) are shot down in the skies over Ireland. Both survive their crashes and are shocked to discover that their Irish prisoner of war camp is non-partisan, with all nationalities and ranks being imprisoned together. They are further taken aback when they are told that the easy-going Commandant O'Brien (Gabriel Byrne) will allow them trips to the races and the local pubs, as long as they promise not to escape. Relations between the pilots are already strained, and when a beautiful local girl Mattie (Jean Butler) catches the eye of both men, the simmering resentment threatens to explode into violence. But Mattie has other ideas, and forces both men to confront their hatred and their naive perception of the enemy.
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When two enemy pilots shoot each other down over Ireland they are both captured as prisoners of war. During WW II Neutral Ireland interned all soldiers, sailors and airmen, regardless of their nationality, captured on Irish soil. What they failed to mantion was that they woudl put them all in the same camp.
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We have seen so many WW2 films over time and subsequently have a sound appreciation of a film cut above the rest!
The scenery is awsome as the Emerald Isles indeed are, and the plot is good (different) the acting was excellent and the whole movie was well put together.
Will we watch the film again, absolutely you can bet on that one.
The story is hung around a romance, but it's not about the romance, it's about people and how they think about things.
It really could do with subtitles, but sadly, there are none. None to be found on the web either. Very sad.
I puzzled for some time about the identity of the leading lady but as soon as she started dancing, I realised where I'd seen her before.
The scenery was just awesome. Was it filmed around the West coast of Ireland. That beach scene.....was it the same beach that was used in Ryan's Daughter?
Well worth viewing.
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