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ROUTE IRISH

by Ken Loach

synopsis

A tense, triangular love story of two friends and the woman they both love. The men work as private security contractors in Iraq. Together they risk their lives in a city awash with violence and greed. When Frankie is killed on Route Irish (the road linking Baghdad airport with the Green Zone), Fergus, wracked with grief and guilt, rejects the official explanation and determines to investigate the truth of his friend’s death.

international title: Route Irish
original title: Route Irish
country: United Kingdom, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Ken Loach
film run: 109'
release date: FR 16/03/2011, UK 18/03/2011, IT 22/04/2011, BE 20/04/2011, NL 16/06/2011, RO 05/08/2011
screenplay: Paul Laverty
cast: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop
cinematography by: Chris Menges
film editing: Jonathan Morris
art director: Fergus Clegg
music: George Fenton
producer: Rebecca O'Brien
production: Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Curzon Artificial Eye, Bim Distribuzione, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Independenta Film
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