Sunday, March 18, 2007
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
War is a popular topic for films. In The Wind that Shakes the Barley, we see the clash between Irish rebels and the British army in the years following WW I. It is emotional, violent and loud. A rag tag group of Irish rebels stand up to the British army with a lot of shouting and shooting. Two brothers end up on opposite ends of the conflict. Cillian Murphy turns in another wonderful performance, with a great cast. Beautifully shot, this film is a good portrayal of the passions of war.