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Bloody Sunday

Rating:R (for violence and language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2002
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:James Nesbitt, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Gerard McSorley, Cathy Kiera Clarke
Director:Paul Greengrass
Producer:Pippa Cross, Jim Sheridan
Writer:Paul Greengrass
Distributor:Paramount Classics

Description: A depiction of the events of the infamous bloody massacre which took place Sunday on January 30, 1972 when 27 civilians were gunned down by the British Army in the streets of Northern Ireland. The story revolves around two young men who are caught up in the crossfire. One is an idealistic civil rights leader, and the other a teenage Catholic boy. Witness testimony contradicts the official findings of the government-sponsored investigation committee, which, in the first few months following the tragedy, cleared the British Army of any wrongdoing. The events fueled a 25-year cycle of violence between Britain and elements of Ireland, North and South.

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