The Wind That Shakes the Barley


2h 7m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning car

Film Details

Also Known As
Wind That Shakes the Barley, Wind That Shook the Barley, The, vent se lève
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cineimage; Deluxe Australia; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Element Pictures; Film Finances, Inc.; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fujifilm; Irish Film Board; Malde & Company; Matador Pictures; Media Insurance Brokers; PathT International; PathT International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Sixteen Films; The Moving Picture Company; Tornasol Films; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Calif; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Dendy Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Distribution Company; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; First Take (Ifc); Gulf Film, Llc; IFC Films; Myndform; Neue Visionen Filmverleih Gmbh; Ost For Paradis; PathT International; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prooptiki Romania; Ster-Kinekor; Triangelfilm; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Cork, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families, who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.

Crew

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Geoffrey Alexander

Original Music

Roger Altmann

Best Boy

Julie Ankerson

Foley Artist

Peggy Ni Aodha

Medic

Joss Barratt

Photography

Mat Bartram

Music

Alex Bassett

Carpenter

Natalie Bassingthwaite

Business Affairs

Ray Beckett

Sound Department

Maire Begley

Costumes

Denise Booth

Executive

Phil Bowen

Carpenter

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Camilla Bray

Assistant Producer

Ben Brazier

Editor

Kevin Brazier

Sound Department

Robert Brazier

Editor

Martin Butterworth

Main Title Design

Aidan Byrne

Special Effects

Brendan Byrne

Special Effects

Kevin Byrne

Special Effects

Paddy Cahill

Assistant

Michelle Carew

Production

Orla Carroll

Hair

Marc Cass

Stunt Performer

Marc Cass

Stunt Coordinator

Fergus Clegg

Production Designer

Paul Clegg

Assistant Editor

Miriam Coleman

Location Assistant

Jenni Cooney

Assistant Art Director

Patch Corcoran

Costumes

Louise Cornally

Business Affairs

Kahleen Crawford

Casting

Keith Cullen

Props

Noel Cullen

Electrician

Paul Curren

Painter

Sam Curren

Painter

Catherine Dalton

Costumes

Tony Devlin

Electrician

Jorg Donner

Camera Focus Puller

Rick Donovan

Apprentice

Mervyn Ewing

Apprentice

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

George Fenton

Original Music

John Fewell

Foley Artist

Dave Fisher

Stunt Performer

Dennis Fitzpatrick

Apprentice

Terry Flemming

Advisor

George Foley

Advisor

Neville Gaynor

Painter

Jeremy Gee

Camera Operator

Robert Gee

Painter

David Gilchrist

Assistant Director

Brophy Gillespie

Auditor

Eric Greenberg

Camera Focus Puller

Adrienne Greenhalgh

Coordinator

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Alistair Griggs

Production

Stephen Grosz

Legal Services

Dan Harvey

Advisor

Michael Hayes

Production

John Hayward

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Heasman

Stunt Coordinator

Paul Hebert

Stunt Performer

Patrick Heeney

Music Lyrics

James Hickey

Legal Services

James Hickey

Legal Services

Michael Higgins

Art Director

Martin Holland

Electrician

David Houlihan

Apprentice

Carl Hudson

Camera Focus Puller

Jimmy Irwin

Plasterer

Stan Irwin

Plasterer

Lynn Johnston

Makeup

Robert Dwyer Joyce

Music Lyrics

Romy Kaa

Loader

Himesh Kar

Executive

Oonagh Kearney

Casting

Peader Kearney

Music Lyrics

Michael Kearns

Special Effects

Jonathan Kelly

Legal Services

Valerie Kelly

Costumes

David Kinsella

Props

Patricia Kirkman

Hair Assistant

Paul Laverty

Screenplay

Crispin Layfield

Stunt Performer

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Eileen Ni Leonard

Medic

Andrew Lowe

Executive Producer

Mark Lowry

Art Director

Jimmy Lumsden

Special Effects

Richard Lynch

Props

Davenport Lyons

Legal Services

Emer Macavin

Props Buyer

Malte Mann

Apprentice

Brendan Mccarthy

Executive Producer

Brendan Mccarthy

Executive Producer

James Mcgetrick

Props

Gavin Mcglashan

Coordinator

Teresa Mcgrane

Business Affairs

John Mckenna

Props

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Costume Designer

Debbie Millington

Assistant Costume Designer

Cathy Mooney

Production Coordinator

Carol Moorhead

Production Manager

Anthony Morris

Assistant Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Redmond Morris

Coproducer

Stephen Morrisey

Production

Deann Mulligan

Apprentice

Audie Murphy

Advisor

Eamonn Murphy

Apprentice

Pete Murphy

Boom Operator

Aisling Nairn

Makeup Assistant

Georg Nonnenmacher

Gaffer

Rebecca O'brien

Producer

Maria O'connor

Location Assistant

Chris O'dwyer

Sound Department

Kevin O'leary

Apprentice

Andy O'reilly

Loader

Eoin O¿brien

Props

Shulagh O¿day

Apprentice

Donal O¿driscoll

Advisor

Eleanor O¿leary

Art Department

Marie Celine O¿reilly

Apprentice

Rory O¿riordan

Camera Trainee

Padraic Pearse

Music Lyrics

Michael Phelan

Apprentice

Anthony Pleeth

Original Music

Seamus Porter

Assistant

Jason Potter

Accounting Assistant

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Legal Services

Michael Queen

Assistant Director

Kevin Queripyle

Props

Habib Rahman

Accounting Assistant

Pat Redmond

Special Effects Supervisor

Gerard Richardson

Carpenter

Alex Robertson

Carpenter

Jane Roche

Production

David Roddham

Special Effects

David Roddham

Special Effects

Ger Scully

Costume Supervisor

Gordon Seed

Stunt Performer

Morgan Jay Semmens

Costumes

Jim Shortall

Production Accountant

Bill Sillcock

Music

Roger Smith

Consultant

Danny Sumsion

Construction Manager

Sonya Supple

Assistant Director

Stephen Talbot

Props

Nigel Thomas

Executive Producer

Roisin Thomas

Legal Services

Laura Treacy

Apprentice

Paul Trijbits

Executive Producer

Charlotte Walls

Production

Alan Walsh

Advisor

Noel Walsh

Property Master

Graham Waters

Carpenter

Mark Woods

Executive Producer

Cathy Young

Costumes

Film Details

Also Known As
Wind That Shakes the Barley, Wind That Shook the Barley, The, vent se lève
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cineimage; Deluxe Australia; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Element Pictures; Film Finances, Inc.; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fujifilm; Irish Film Board; Malde & Company; Matador Pictures; Media Insurance Brokers; PathT International; PathT International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Sixteen Films; The Moving Picture Company; Tornasol Films; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Calif; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Dendy Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Distribution Company; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; First Take (Ifc); Gulf Film, Llc; IFC Films; Myndform; Neue Visionen Filmverleih Gmbh; Ost For Paradis; PathT International; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prooptiki Romania; Ster-Kinekor; Triangelfilm; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Cork, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2007

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Open Cinema/Special Program) October 12-20, 2006.

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2007

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Open Cinema/Special Program) October 12-20, 2006.)