A French T.V. crew arrives in Belfast in 1981 to cover the hunger strike of IRA prisoner Bobby Sands..

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Mrs. Clodagh Friel
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Mr. Bernard Friel
Anna Treanor ...
Lucy Campbell
Aine McCartney ...
Mrs. Sarah Campbell
B.J. Hogg ...
Mr.Ken Campbell
Dylan Tighe ...
Billy Campbell
Rachael Hogan ...
Margo Friel
Rebecca Saunders ...
Nuala Friel
Gemma Arnold ...
Iris Campbell
Joe Gallagher ...
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Gary Cooke ...
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An excellent and very funny film about the absurdities of prejudice
29 June 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Very funny. Had to watch this film as part of thesis research, and I enjoyed its dry take on the absurdities of people's small mindedness on bigotry. It takes the format of a mockumentary, with a French news team covering the events surrounding the hunger strikes in 1981 in Northern Ireland.

A Catholic and a Protestant family, almost identical in every respect and living only a few yards from each other on the same street, are interviewed about their feelings on the hunger strikers. Hand-held cameras and a raw feel help to make this feel very authentic even while you are laughing at the obvious jokes, visual and otherwise.

Intercut with real news footage of the time, the film also makes a serious point about the dangers of passing on personal prejudices through generations without ever looking outside your own environment.

Highly recommended.


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