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Black 47

Moe Dunford (Actor), Barry Keoghan (Actor), Freddie Fox (Actor), James Frecheville (Actor), Lance Daly (Director, Screenwriter), Hugo Weaving (Actor), Stephen Rea (Actor), Jim Broadbent (Actor), Sarah Greene (Actress)

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Ireland, 1847. After fighting for the British crown in the war in Afghanistan, Martin Feeney returns to his Irish homeland as a deserter. He finds his country in dire straits. Potato blight has destroyed the crops and over a million people have perished in the resulting famine. Martin's family has also been affected: his mother is among the victims and his brother has been sentenced to death by the British occupying forces. Martin's plan to emigrate to the USA with his sister-in-law and her children fails, and witnessing his last remaining relatives wasting away almost robs him of the will to live. In desperation, he begins a bloody vendetta across the social and political hierarchy of Ireland. To stop this wrathful avenger, the British hire Hannah who fought with Martin in Afghanistan.
Lance Daly draws on motifs from the western for his drama about a dark chapter of British colonialism in neighbouring Ireland that has rarely been told on the big screen. The gritty realism of the film’s photography conveys the misery of a suffering people and describes individuals cast adrift in austere landscapes.

by
Lance Daly

Ireland / Luxembourg 2018

English

100 min · Colour

World premiere

With

Hugo Weaving (Hannah)
James Frecheville (Feeney)
Stephen Rea (Conneely)
Freddie Fox (Pope)
Barry Keoghan (Hobson)
Moe Dunford (Fitzgibbon)
Sarah Greene (Ellie)
Jim Broadbent (Lord Kilmichael)

Crew

Director
Lance Daly
Screenplay
PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien, Lance Daly
Director of Photography
Declan Quinn
Editing
John Walters, Julian Ulrichs
Music
Brian Byrne
Sound
Robert Flanagan, Loïc Collignon, Ingo Dumlich, Mike Butcher, Fionan Higgins
Production Design
Waldemar Kalinowski
Costumes
Magdalena Labuz
Make-up
Liz Byrne
Assistant Director
Ray Kenny
Casting
Daniel Hubbard
Production Manager
Jo Homewood
Producers
Macdara Kelleher, Tim O'Hair, Arcadiy Golubovich, Jonathan Loughran
Co-producers
Jani Thiltges, Martin Metz
Co-production
Samsa Films, Luxemburg
UMedia, Brüssel

Biography

Lance Daly

Born in Dublin, Ireland, this filmmaker initially studied architectural design and was granted a research fellowship in forensic sciences. He served as apprentice to film archivist Flora Agar at the now closed Centre for Cultural Preservation. Between films, he plays percussion with the Twelve Spoon Ensemble. He divides his time between Dublin and San Francisco.

Filmography

2001 Last Days in Dublin 2004 The Halo Effect 2008 Kisses 2011 The Good Doctor 2013 Life's a Breeze (Das Leben ist ein Kinderspiel) 2018 Black 47

Produced by

Fastnet Films
Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 6394000

World sales

Altitude Film Sales
London, United Kingdom
+44 207 4787612

Dates

  • 160013
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    Fri Feb 16 22:30
    Berlinale Palast (E, G)
  • 170744
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    Sat Feb 17 15:00
    Friedrichstadt-Palast (E, G)
  • 171075
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    Sat Feb 17 18:30
    Haus der Berliner Festspiele (E, G)
  • 182102
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    Sun Feb 18 18:30
    Neue Kammerspiele (E, G)
    Berlinale Goes Kiez
  • 251073
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    Sun Feb 25 14:30
    Haus der Berliner Festspiele (E, G)

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