It may be cinematically unadventurous as it is, after all, a canonical film, yet its integrity cannot be questioned as it chronicles the abrupt fall of a young Irishman and his friends from the halcyon days of love to the frame of the court process and the concomitant hell in prison. Day-Lewis holds fast to the transformative process of his character and Postlethwaite's fragility adds to the belated reconciliation.
A film about one of the worst miscarriages of justice,the story is well paced,more than about this injustice and life in a British prison.It is also about the journey of a father and son.Excellent performances.
I saw this when I was 17. I'd forgotten what a powerful film this was, seething with righteous anger at the plight of innocent men thrown in jail by desperate engines of state needing scapegoats to save their own reputations. Jim Sheridan directs with bravado, and the peerless Daniel Day-Lewis plays Gerry Conlon as only he can, but it is Pete Postlethwaite who is the film's beating heart.
67/100 (Filmin büyük çoğunluğunda masum olan karakterler "IRA teröristtir, masumları katletmiştir ama adaletsizlik var" demeden söze başlanmıyor. Bu kadar korkmayın. IRA terörist filan değildir. Haklıysanız neyden korkuyorsunuz ki. Ayrıca filmin ilk yarısı kötü. İkinci yarı toparlıyor. Bunun cesuru için Mcqueen'in Hunger'ı tavsiyedir...)
It's a real shame neither Daniel Day-Lewis nor Pete Postlethwaite won Oscars for their splendid performances in this film: not only are they exceptional in their own right, but they also complement each other perfectly.
Vista ya por más de una vez, observo con otros ojos esos primeros instantes de la película, sobre el hijo describiendo a modo de narrador en primera persona esos momentos de íntimidad que tuvo con su padre. La descripción de cómo aborda un barco que lo errumbará a su dramático destino mientras se resiste a una cálida despedida, es emotiva si se sabe lo que pasará posteriormente. Además, un gran filme carcelario.
Myself and my flatmate tend to indulge in the weekly ritual of 'Film Fridays' and our latest visual extravaganza was this movie. I can say truly and honestly that my heart couldn't quite take what it was being subjected too but I was hooked. Haunting and tormented, this is a film I would highly recommend for its historical relevance and sheer genius. (Also, Postlethwaite, what a guy!)