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by Macdara Vallely


Although an inconspicuous residential area of a Northern Irish town is a seemingly dull place to live, the conflict between the Irish Republican Army and British loyalists make it a specific environment formed by its own rules and the constant presence of danger. Colin, whose father was killed in the Troubles, knocks around with a gang that gets its kicks off stealing cars and reckless night-time joyrides. When he gets arrested and is given an offer of collaborating with the police instead of going to jail, the problems can only get worse. It’s simply a question of time before the adolescent youngster, who moreover is tormented by a sense of betraying his dead father, is discovered by the local IRA as an informer.

international title: Peacefire
original title: Peacefire
country: Ireland, United Kingdom
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Macdara Vallely
film run: 87'
screenplay: Macdara Vallely
cast: John Travers, Gerry Doherty, Pauline Goldsmith, Gerard Jordan
cinematography by: Núria Roldos
film editing: Macdara Vallely
art director: Konrad Haller
music: Brendan Dolan
producer: Chris Martin, Sarah Perry
production: Mayfly entertainment
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