Preview, “Black 47” could start Ireland’s “troubles” all over again

An epic about the Irish Potato Famine of 1847, and the British role in causing it.

A cast that features Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, LOTR and “Matrix” legend Hugo Weaving, Barry Keoghan and Stephen Rea and Sarah Greene in what has the feel for one of those troubling movies that reminds us it wasn’t so much a religious civil war that tore at Ireland for centuries, it was a class war.

“Black 47” has an Irish opening date (Sept. 18), but somebody will surely pick it up for US distribution — Sony Classics, Samuel Goldwyn, Bleecker Street — one of’em.

 

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