An unforgettable story of power and passion from the producer and director of My Left Foot. Set in rural Ireland during the 1930s, The Field depicts one man’s obsession with a plot of land that his family has tended for generations.
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First watch The Quiet Man to see the gorgeous view of a imagined/remembered Ireland, then watch this as the counterpoint delivered from the perspective of lived events. The same basic story, two vastly different experiences.
This film has a huge amount of heart - and Sheridan's script is a great adaptation and reworking of the play by John B Keane. Richard Harris gives a huge performance as The Bull McCabe. I can't believe how timeless the themes in this film are. I can see this story being played out in all cultures all over the world. I wish there were more films like this made. I'd watch them.