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Judged by English standards, the Irish are a difficult and unsatisfactory people. Their civilisation is different and in many ways lower than that of the English

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Three posts in the one day, I must be busy at work! Went to see The Wind That Shakes the Barley on Friday, and meant to post this then, but I forgot[1] Is there a better actor out there at portraying pro-English propaganda than Roger Allam He was great in V for Vendetta as the “England Prevails” character, whatshisface Prothero.

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Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Opening with a hurling scene in Cork in the 1920’s this film lives entirely within the experience of the main character, Damien. A young doctor about to leave Ireland for a career in London he is pulled into the Irish War of Independence. And this film is about his fight. The film starts without any introductory text, there is no attempt made to make the viewer aware of the wider world, this is Damien’s story and only his story.

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