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  • 1984 ----- color ----- 103 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Pat O'Connor; with Helen Mirren, John Lynch) Critically acclaimed novelist Bernard MacLaverty adapted his own novel of a bitter love story between a young Catholic man and the widow of a Protestant policeman that becomes overshadowed by the grim and bloody background of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Does not present solutions to Northern Ireland's strife. Its spare, atmospheric economy of moment after harsh moment creates the numbing awareness that, within the borders of the conflict, every battle--and every love--is a losing one. (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (British Isles, Literature: English, Motion Pictures: Features)