In the Name of the Father (1993)

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In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Time: 133 min
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | History
  • Director: Jim Sheridan
  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson

Storyline:

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry’s father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story.

One review

  • With an actor like Daniel Day-Lewis, how could this movie go wrong? The movie is based on a true-story that took place in Ireland. Daniel plays a character named Gerry Conlon, who is a small time thief from Belfast (England). Gerry is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. The British police ‘force’ Gerry and the four of his friends to confessing their guilt about the bombing. Gerry’s father decides to help his son, but ends up in prison as well. He ends up spending 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a female British attorney.

    The genre is biography and drama. I really liked the movie because it had a lot of talented actors and actresses that had good chemistry. Even thought the movie was depressing, thanks to the acting from Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite, they managed to draw at least a few chuckles in some sequences. The editing was well done, and matched perfectly. I highly recommend everyone to watch this movie. It has a great cast, good story, good amount of effects (lighting/cutting/editing etc.) I’ll give it a 9/10.

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