Filmed in Paul Greengrass' signature documentary style, Bloody Sunday captures one of the worst tragedies in Northern Ireland's recent history with stunning attention to detail and a single-minded focus that most thrillers only dream of having. But this film doesn't dress up its violence with Hollywood flashiness or contrived suspense. Everything is presented in a matter-of-fact way (and over the course of just one day), emphasizing how unjust the balance of power was between the Irish citizens and the British Army. It's a remarkably realistic reenactment that should inspire plenty of angry tears, having already made a mark by winning the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.
Genre: Drama, History
Actor: Allan Gildea, Christopher Villiers, David Clayton Rogers, David Pearse, Gerard McSorley, James Hewitt, James Nesbitt, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith
Director: Paul Greengrass