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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a 2006 Irish war drama film directed by Ken Loach, set during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Written by long-time Loach collaborator Paul Laverty, this drama tells the fictional story of two County Cork brothers, Damien O'Donovan and Teddy O'Donovan, who join the Irish Republican Army to fight for Irish independence from the United Kingdom. It takes its title from the Robert Dwyer Joyce song "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" a song set during the 1798 rebellion in Ireland and featured early in the film. Widely praised, the film won the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Loach's biggest box office success to ... more on Wikipedia

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