Five Minutes of Heaven

Five Minutes of Heaven 2009

Lurgan, Northern Ireland, 1975. Protestant Alastair Little, 17, yearns to be a man and take part in the struggle against the Catholics. Sourcing a gun, he targets local lad Jim Griffin, murdering him in his home, in front of his younger brother Joe. Now, 30 y…
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Violence, mature themes and coarse language

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Lurgan, Northern Ireland, 1975. Protestant Alastair Little, 17, yearns to be a man and take part in the struggle against the Catholics. Sourcing a gun, he targets local lad Jim Griffin, murdering him in his home, in front of his younger brother Joe. Now, 30 years later, Joe and Alistair are to be brought face to face on live television. But can they put the troubles behind them, and move on from the violence of the past.

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  • Good performances from James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson hold this film together. Not that its bad, it isn’t but it is somewhat disjointed, perhaps better editing would help. The theme parallels disenfranchised youth in Northern Ireland and muslin youth today in many western countries. One mistake can lead to a lifetime of regret, anger and devastation

  • This one surprised us. It is a finely crafted drama with excellent performances from Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt. The tension is palpable and the subject matter is handled with great skill and empathy by the director. Well worth watching.

  • A powerful story of conflict between two former enemies, one, who killed the other's brother in an ordered IRA style execution, the other, a boy blamed by his parents for doing nothing to stop it. This explores the struggle of how both men try to resolve the nightmares they have lived with since the event. A no-holds- barred and totally realistic depiction of life as it was in Northern Ireland during the troubles and the wash up effect it had people after the event. There is something to be learned from it, especially in this day of terrorism, of how young men can be brainwashed into thinking they are doing something for a noble cause.

  • A great movie to watch at least once. An honest portrayal of yet another aspect of the conflict in Ireland. ...also you just can't have too much of those wonderful Irish brogues and beautiful scenery! Really glad I hired it.

    Liz
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