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Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Liam Cunningham, Helena Bereen View All


Steve McQueen (Director), Steve McQueen (Writer), Enda Walsh (Writer) View All

Release: May 15th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sandsí death.
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A series of very beautifully filmed scenes begin, beautiful in contrast with the subject matter - grazed knuckles from beating up prisoners, cell walls smeared with excreta, urine soaked prison corridors, filthy prisoners wrapped only in blankets their shaggy hair and beards like biblical characters....