Irish Movie ListingI've always loved Irish history and culture - on our trips to Ireland we've enjoyed seeing the beautiful lands which served as backdrops to these fine movies. Of course, we had to dodge the many fake tourist traps along the way! "The Field" pub. "The Quiet Man" Inn. Ah well ...
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IThe Informer: (1935) Director: John Ford. This film received high marks from many film reviewers. It tells of McLaglen, a heavy drinker, who turns in his friend in order to get a reward during the Irish Rebellion in 1922. The movie is based on the novel by Liam O'Flaherty's. McLaglen won an Oscar as best actor; Ford as best director, writers for best screenplay.
In the Name of the Father: 1994. This movie, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson, is extremely well done. It tells of a young thief who annoys the IRA by causing trouble and stirring up the occupying troops. He is sent out of Northern Ireland by his 'da' to England. There, he is falsely accused of an IRA bombing, and he & his father struggle for justice. Based on a true story (The Guildford Four). There are also scenes shot in Dublin, using Georgian Merrion Square and the Kilmainham Jail. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Into the West: 1993. Gabriel Byrne in a story of two kids running off with a prize racehorse into the west of Ireland.
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