The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Review (8/10)
(By Ron Henriques)

Last spring audiences at the Cannes film festival were met with a surprise when Ken Loach's political drama "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" was announced as the winner of the top prize, the Palm D'Or. It is often necessary for an underdog like Loach's film to be granted the proper accolades so that exposure will help it find an audience. Star Cillian Murphy established a modest fan base with hits like "28 Days Later" and "Red Eye", but the avera ...

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence.

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom.

As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, b ...