The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

War has cost them their innocence... Freedom will cost them their blood.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2006-06-23
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 772 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Sixteen Films
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Director: Ken Loach
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In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

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  • Cillian Murphy

    as Damien O'Donovan
  • Pádraic Delaney

    as Teddy O'Donovan
  • Liam Cunningham

    as Dan
  • Orla Fitzgerald

    as Sinead
  • Gerard Kearney

    as Donacha
  • William Ruane

    as Johnny Gogan
  • Roger Allam

    as Sir John Hamilton
  • Laurence Barry

    as Micheail
  • Sabrina Barry

    as Julia
  • Kieran Aherne

    as Sweeney
  • Scott Peden

    as Black and Tan Soldier
  • Mary O'Riordan

    as Peggy
  • Damien Kearney

    as Finbar
  • Frank Bourke

    as Leo
  • Myles Horgan

    as Rory
  • Martin Lucey

    as Congo
  • Aidan O'Hare

    as Steady Boy
  • Shane Casey

    as Kevin
  • John Crean

    as Chris
  • Máirtín de Cógáin

    as Sean
  • Keith Dunphy

    as Terence
  • Kieran Hegarty

    as Francis
  • Shane Nott

    as Ned
  • Kevin O'Brien

    as Tim
  • Gary McCarthy

    as Volunteer
  • Tim O'Mahon

    as Volunteer
  • Graham Browne

    as Volunteer
  • Owen Buckley

    as Volunteer
  • Aidan Fitzpatrick

    as Volunteer
  • Vince Hannington

    as Volunteer
  • Denis Kelleher

    as Volunteer
  • Colin McClery

    as Volunteer
  • Finbar O'Mahon

    as Volunteer
  • John Quinlan

    as Volunteer
  • Peggy Lynch

    as Singer at Wake
  • Noel O'Donovan

    as Station Guard
  • Peter O'Mahoney

    as Stoker
  • Barry Bourke

    as Policeman
  • Frank O'Sullivan

    as Man in Pub
  • Diarmuid Ó'Dálaigh

    as Man in Pub
  • Corina Gough

    as Woman in Search
  • Danny Riordan

    as Elderly Couple
  • Peg Crowley

    as Elderly Couple
  • Fiona Lawton

    as Lily
  • Clare Dineen

    as Mrs. Rafferty
  • Sean McGinley

    as Father Denis
  • Tomas OhEalaithe

    as Boy on Bike
  • Nora Lynch

    as Mother of Sick Child
  • Diarmuid Ní Mheachair

    as Sick Child
  • Denis Conway

    as Priest
  • Barry L. Looney

    as Ceilidh Band
  • Connie O'Connail

    as Ceilidh Band
  • Aine O'Connor

    as Ceilidh Band
  • Francis O'Connor

    as Ceilidh Band
  • Peadr O'Riada

    as Ceilidh Band
  • Neil Brand

    as Newsreel Piano Accompanist
  • Tom Charnock

    as Sergeant at Cottage
  • Alan Ready

    as Sergeant at Station
  • Mark Wakeling

    as Lieutenant
  • Antony Byrne

    as The Interrogator
  • Anthony Mark Streeter

    as British Soldier
  • Bill Armstrong

    as British Soldier
  • Christopher Bown

    as British Soldier
  • Mark Bryce

    as British Soldier
  • Alex Dee

    as British Soldier
  • Jonny Holmes

    as British Soldier
  • Allan Huntley

    as British Soldier
  • Bill Hurst

    as British Soldier
  • Daniel Kington

    as British Soldier
  • Jamie Lomas

    as British Soldier
  • Owen McQuade

    as British Soldier
  • Richard Oldham

    as British Soldier
  • Colin Parry

    as British Soldier
  • Bernie Sweeney

    as British Soldier
  • Derek Taylor

    as British Soldier
  • Neil Alan Taylor

    as British Soldier
  • Gregor Wood

    as British Soldier
  • Karl Dawson

    as Volunteer (uncredited)
  • Niall McCarthy

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Siobhán McSweeney

    as Julia (uncredited)
  • Seamus Moynihan

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Mary Murphy

    as Bernadette
Camera Barry Ackroyd Director of Photography
Art Michael Higgins Art Direction
Editing Jonathan Morris Editor
Directing Ken Loach Director
Sound George Fenton Original Music Composer
Production Rebecca O'Brien Producer
Writing Paul Laverty Screenplay
Production Carol Moorhead Production Manager
Sound Kevin Brazier Sound
Sound Julie Ankerson Foley Artist
Sound Robert Brazier Sound Effects Editor
Camera Joss Barratt Still Photographer
Sound Ray Beckett Sound
Art Fergus Clegg Production Design
Directing Susanna Lenton Script Supervisor
Sound Ben Brazier Foley Mixer
Sound John Hayward Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Kirkman Hair Assistant
Production Andrew Lowe Executive Producer
Production Ed Guiney Executive Producer
Production Gerardo Herrero Producer