The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley


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In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

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Drama, Made in Europe, War & Military


2h 1min

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Cillian Murphy
Damien O'Donovan
William Ruane
Johnny Gogan
Roger Allam
Sir John Hamilton
Scott Peden
Black and Tan Soldier
Mary Murphy
Aidan O'Hare
Steady Boy
Tim O'Mahon
Peggy Lynch
Singer at Wake
Noel O'Donovan
Station Guard
Corina Gough
Woman in Search
Danny Riordan
Elderly Couple
Peg Crowley
Elderly Couple
Clare Dineen
Mrs. Rafferty
Sean McGinley
Father Denis
Nora Lynch
Mother of Sick Child
Barry L. Looney
Ceilidh Band
Connie O'Connail
Ceilidh Band
Aine O'Connor
Ceilidh Band
Francis O'Connor
Ceilidh Band
Peadr O'Riada
Ceilidh Band
Neil Brand
Newsreel Piano Accompanist
Tom Charnock
Sergeant at Cottage
Alan Ready
Sergeant at Station
Mark Wakeling
Antony Byrne
The Interrogator
Bill Armstrong
British Soldier
Christopher Bown
British Soldier
Mark Bryce
British Soldier
Alex Dee
British Soldier
Jonny Holmes
British Soldier
Allan Huntley
British Soldier
Bill Hurst
British Soldier
Daniel Kington
British Soldier
Jamie Lomas
British Soldier
Owen McQuade
British Soldier
Richard Oldham
British Soldier
Colin Parry
British Soldier
Bernie Sweeney
British Soldier
Derek Taylor
British Soldier
Neil Alan Taylor
British Soldier
Gregor Wood
British Soldier
Karl Dawson
Volunteer (uncredited)
Niall McCarthy
Extra (uncredited)
Siobhán McSweeney
Julia (uncredited)
Seamus Moynihan
Policeman (uncredited)