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The Wind That Shakes The Barley

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2005 | Drama

    Main data

    DirectorKen Loach
    Written byPaul Laverty
    ProductionSixteen Films [uk]
    DistributorPathe Pictures [uk]

    Shooting data


    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie124'
    Picture material negative35mm
    Picture material positive35mm

    Brief synopsis

    Ireland 1919: 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.
    Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom.
    As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Laurence BarryMichaeil [SR]
    Liam CunninghamDan [SR]
    Pádraic DelaneyTeddy [SR]
    Orla FitzgeraldSinead [SR]
    Cillian MurphyDamien [SR]
    Mary MurphyBernadette [SR]
    Mary RiordanPeggy [SR]
    Soldat [BP]Aaron Thiesse


    Director of photographyBarry Ackroyd
    DirectorKen Loach
    EditorJonathan Morris
    GafferGeorg Nonnenmacherals Lichtgestalter
    Best boyRoger Altmann
    ComposerGeorge Fenton
    Executive producerUlrich Felsberg
    Executive producerAndrew Lowe
    Property driverMalte MannConstruction
    ScreenwriterPaul Laverty
    Production sound mixerRay Beckett

    Production companies

    Sixteen Films [uk]

    Distributing companies

    Pathe Pictures [uk]


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 28/12/2006