Black 47

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Hugo Weaving
  • James Frecheville
  • Stephen Rea
  • Freddie Fox
  • Barry Keoghan
  • Moe Dunford
  • Sarah Greene
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Ronan O'Connor
  • John Cronin

Did You Know?

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.
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Goofs

  • The pub pictured at the end of the film has windows made out of wire mesh glass; this was not invented until 1892.
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Quotes

    • Lord Kilmichael: I love this country.
    • Conneely: What's left of it.
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Metacritic

90
Oct 2, 2018

The cast in this film is incredible.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
50
Sep 26, 2018

Using the Great Hunger as a backdrop for a revenge western is an interesting way to exorcise old ghosts, but the end result drains pathos from the tragedy while muting The Proposition-style genre elements.

Metacritic review by Fionnuala Halligan
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
80
Sep 26, 2018

This is a simple, macho morality tale—of the oppressors and the oppressed, of good and evil, and of the one man who sets out to settle the scales of justice. And the level on which it works is primal—and frighteningly effective.

Stephen Whitty
Film Journal International