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Black '47 (2018)

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Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

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Lance Daly

Writers:

Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Ronan O'Connor Ronan O'Connor ... Red
John Cronin John Cronin ... Wright
Ella Grace Lee Ella Grace Lee ... Roisin
Keanu Parks Keanu Parks ... Tomas
Brandon Maher Brandon Maher ... Mícheál Og
Aidan McArdle ... Cronin
Peadar Cox Peadar Cox ... Translator
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Storyline

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. Written by BritishFilms1

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A gritty revenge tale for fans of actioners like The Proposition. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Ireland | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black '47 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:

$57,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,073,063
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The term 'black 47' refers to the summer of 1847, when the Irish potato famine was at its height and hundreds of thousands of people died from starvation. See more »

Goofs

Feeney is described as a Connaught Ranger who served in the Afghan War and then deserted in Calcutta before making his way home. However, the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) were based in Malta during the Anglo-Afghan War and went to the West Indies in 1847. The Anglo-Afghan war was fought by soldiers of the British East India Company, not by the regular British Army. See more »

Quotes

Feeney: They sent *you* to get rid of me?
Hannah: Yeah. They can't afford to have one of their own, someone they called a hero, turn against them.
Feeney: They never called me a hero. Only you. I was just your faithful Mick.
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Remake of An Ranger (2008) See more »

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Please do not refer to this as English history
28 June 2019 | by MelrosemissSee all my reviews

This movie depicts just one atrocity committed against the Irish people in a very long occupation. It was atmospherically bleak, as is the material on which it is based. I have known of this horror my entire life and still shudder at the coldness of the British as they blamed the famine on laziness of the Irish, and calmly went about exporting 98% of what the Irish grew - leaving them only the potato. I cannot fault the acting or the story but I would have rather seen an irish actor in the lead. If you care about injustices against a people, you need to see this - just as you need to see "Bitter Harvest" about Stalin's genocide against the Ukrainians. Any movie that leaves you wanting to flesh out the history had done its job.


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