In The Name Of The Father


(out of 5)

True story of Gerry Conlon (), a young man who moved to London from Ireland in his youth and ended up being blamed for an IRA bombing that he had nothing to do with. He and his father Giuseppe (), two of his friends and his aunt are put in prison for years before a determined and sympathetic lawyer () finally comes along and wins their case. This excellent, volatile drama highlights a shameful chapter in British legal history, a story of absolute injustice.  Day-Lewis is excellent in the lead (though far too old for it), Postlethwaite equally so, and Thompson shines in her few scenes.

Hell’s Kitchen Films, Universal Pictures

Ireland/United Kingdom, 1993

Directed by 

Screenplay by , Jim Sheridan, based on the book Proved Innocent by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by 

Academy Awards 1993

Golden Globe Awards 1993


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