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Black '47 (2018)

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Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite ... See full summary »

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Lance Daly

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Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Hannah
James Frecheville ... Feeney
Stephen Rea ... Conneely
Freddie Fox ... Pope
Barry Keoghan ... Hobson
Moe Dunford ... Fitzgibbon
Sarah Greene ... Ellie
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Kilmichael
Ronan O'Connor Ronan O'Connor ... Red
John Cronin John Cronin ... Wright
Ella Grace Lee Ella Grace Lee ... Roisin
Keanu Parks Keanu Parks ... Tomas
Brandon Maher ... Mícheál Og
Aidan McArdle ... Cronin
Peadar Cox Peadar Cox ... Translator
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Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. Written by BritishFilms1

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In Ireland's Darkest Hour Vengeance Shines a Light

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Ireland | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black '47 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,026, 15 November 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The knife used by Martin Feeney is a kukri/khukuri. Originally from the Indian subcontinent, it is mostly associated with the Nepali speaking Gurkhas of Nepal and India. First seen by the British during the Anglo-Nepalese War or Gurkha War of 1814 - 1816. See more »

Goofs

The pub pictured at the end of the film has windows made out of wire mesh glass; this was not invented until 1892. See more »

Quotes

Lord Kilmichael: Speaking of beauty. This one could almost be English. Her hair. Her skin, fine bosom. Certainly head and shoulders above any of the miserable hags on the estate.
Conneely: Take the prettiest English maiden, put her for one season in an Irish cabin. Feed her water and potato, dress her in rags and make her wade though bogs and sleep with the family pig. Take from her any hope that the future will be different and when she crawls out of her hovel, stretching out her scrawny hand for a penny, how much will ...
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Connections

Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mo Ghile Mear
Traditional
Arranged by Lance Daly & Peadar Cox & Sarah Greene
Performed by Sarah Greene
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Beautiful shot historical epic.
1 October 2018 | by paulmacqueen70See all my reviews

What an amazing piece of film making on show here. Its essentially a Western set to the back drop of The Irish Potato famine. That this period has never really been depicted before really is sad,as its a time that should never be forgotten. Both the leads in James Frecheville as Feeney,and Hugo Weaving as Hannah are simply masterful. Whilst we may be used to Weaving putting in such a great roll Frecheville is a relative newcomer.But judging from the intensity that he brings to this part he will be around for a long time. This should be required viewing to anybody who studies English history. Bravo.


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