Black 47, the Irish action film about the Famine which took the public by storm at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival has finally gotten a release date for the cinemas.
The film, starring James Frecheville (The Drop, New Girl), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings), Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Hot Fuzz) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, Love/Hate, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) will open in cinemas on 7 September.
Frecheville plays an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army but returns home only to realise that everything has changed for him.
Such was the commitment of Frecheville to the role, the Australian star even learned Irish for his role.
"It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has fought for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his estranged family.
"He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family. Hannah, an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution.
"But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades, forged by their time fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of ‘The Great Hunger’."
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