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.
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The Wind that Shakes the BarleyDirected byKen Loach
An exceptional piece of historic cinema by the admirable Ken Loach. This film bravely weaves a story of young Irish men standing up to the brutality and utter savagery of the British Army occupying their land. Ultimately, "The Wind..." is a tale of loyalty, nationality, and the testing of beliefs. Gorgeous cinematography and powerhouse performances all around. A must-see for anyone fighting to preserve their culture.
The struggle of Irish people to obtain their freedom is not a new subject in the vast film universe, and Ken Loach approaches it in an honest and correct way. The story shows all the suffering, sweat, blood and tears without any ornament. the ending is moving, and profoundly bitter.
74/100 (İnanılmaz anlamlı bir film. Başrolü oynayan Murphy'de iyi çıkarmış. 21. yüzyılda yapılmış, bu kadar korkusuz bir film izlemek beni ümitlendiriyor. Özgürlüğünü arayanlara selam olsun. Spoiler ile sorunu belirteceğim. 1) İngiliz askerler acaip şeytani olmuş. Biraz ayarı olmalıydı. Gerçek dışı duruyor. 2) Sonu etkileyici olsa da eski arkadaşlarınca öldürülmesi inandırıcı gelmedi. 3) Biraz fazla tahmin ediliyor.)
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY marked the first time I watched a movie from director Ken Loach. I'm not quite understand the war situation as depicted in this movie. Thank God, I still able to follow the story. I know, this movie appeared as a historical movie. But it was focusing more on its character study and human drama. This movie wanted us to know that no one will ever get a benefit from war. A very good movie