Steve McQueen directs this unflinching dramatisation of the last
weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, the Provisional IRA member who
led the 1981 Irish hunger strike in the political wing of Belfast's
Maze Prison. Ten prisoners starved themselves to death in protest
at being denied official political prisoner status by Margaret
Thatcher's government. Michael Fassbender plays Sands, whose
passionate commitment to the cause for which he has been imprisoned
and in the righteousness of dying for his political beliefs is
portrayed in a central scene where he discusses the morality of the
hunger strike with a visiting priest (Liam Cunningham). The film
premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it was given an
'Un Certain Regard' screening.
20th Century Fox Home Ent.
|Country of origin:
• Stuart Graham
• Liam Cunningham
• Liam McMahon
• Helena Bereen
• Lalor Roddy
• Rory Mullen
• Larry Cowan
• Dennis McCambridge
• Laine Megaw
• Brian Milligan
• Laura Hastings-Smith
• Steve McQueen
• Enda Walsh
• Leo Abrahams
• David Holmes
||192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
||1 hour, 36 minutes
Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
|| Dolby Digital 5.1
|| Widescreen 2.35:1
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