Michael Collins


Michael Collins

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Neil Jordans depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins the Lion of Ireland who led the IRA against British rule and founded the Irish Free State (Eire) in 1921After the disastrous defeat of Irish rebels by superior British forces during the Easter Week rebellion of 1916 Michael Collins develops new strategies for the independence of Ireland. His tactics include what is now recognized as urban guerrilla tactics and organized assassinations of G-Men those Irish who work as informers for the British and later members of British intelligence. Although Collins is conflicted about the necessity of this violent course by 1921 the British are willing to negotiate and Sinn Fein President Eamon de Valera sends a reluctant Collins to London to negotiate a settlement. When Collins returns with a compromise of a divided Ireland and an Irish Free State not a Republic he is vilified by de Valera and repudiated by lifelong friend Harry Boland after Boland learns that his girlfriend Kitty Kiernan is in love with Collins not him. Collins is now faced with civil war as he struggles against those who insist on complete freedom for all of Ireland.

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Stars Liam Neeson Julia Roberts   Ian Hart and many more.

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Extra Features: Interactive menus Production notes Scene access Trailers The South Bank Show documentary with Neil Jordan interview and Actual footage of Michael Collins.

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Runing time: 127 mins

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DVD format: PAL region 2

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Language: English

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Certificate: 12

Neil Jordans depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins

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