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In the Name of the Father (1993)

Happenings@ Merrion Square

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Sorry, but In the Name of the Father (1993) is either started or over at Happenings@ Merrion Square.

Reasons To Watch

1. An unbelievable true story. 2. Riveting performance by Daniel Day-Lewis. 3. Hair-raising drama.

Synopsis

The My Left Foot team of star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan were reunited to make this political docudrama about Irish citizen Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis), who was wrongly convicted of taking part in an IRA bombing that killed five in Guildford, England in 1974. After a brutal interrogation forces him to sign a false confession, Gerry is sentenced to prison, his family is raked over the coals, and later his father Giuseppe (Pete Postelthwaite) is charged with being an accomplice and is also sent to prison where he lives out the last days of his life. Day-Lewis gives an outstanding performance as a man tormented by the injustice served him. Watch for Emma Thompson as the persevering lawyer who works for years, gathering evidence to clear Gerry's name.~ Jason Ankeny, All Movie Guide

Rating:
15A
15A CertificateFilms classified 15A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of fifteen and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Duration:
127 min
Genres:
Action
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Writer:
Terry George, Gerry Conlon
Starring:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Philip King, Alison Crosbie, Anthony Brophy
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