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In 1986, Northern Irish teacher Brian Keenan was kidnapped by Islamic jihadists while working as a university tutor in Beirut. Blind Flight takes its story from Keenan's book, An Evil Cradling, which documents his incarceration, firstly alone and then with fellow hostage, English journalist John McCarthy. Beautiful performances from the lead actors show how the two men's initially spiky relationship (Keenan was a Protestant, McCarthy a Catholic) developed in appalling circumstances into one of mutual support, then deep trust and respect.
Based on the real-life killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl by terrorists in Pakistan and the attempts of his wife to find out what happened.
14+ years 104 mins
Gripping and brutal war movie about Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, based on director Samuel Moaz's own experiences
14+ years 90 mins
Drama following the hunger strike of Provisional IRA members, centring on Bobby Sands. A tense and relentless meditation on brutality.
16+ years 92 mins
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