'71

Synopsis: A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.
Director(s): Yann Demange
Production: Roadside Attractions
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
83
Rotten Tomatoes:
95%
R
Year:
2014
99 min
$1,286,219
Website
510 Views


Anyway, hello.

Well, carry on.

You heard what the man said.

Carry on.

You can't sleep?

Ta.

- Who are they?

- MRF, undercover guys.

Nothing to do with us.

Pay attention. Now, this is basic

information but very necessary.

Roughly, very roughly,

you can divide the city between the

Protestant Loyalist east, here in orange,

friendly.

And the Catholic Nationalist west

in green,

hostile.

Both communities have paramilitary

factions itching to get at each other.

You need to be aware that

within the Republican movement

we're seeing a split between

the older official IRA elements

and the younger

more radical street-fighting element,

the Provisionals.

This is the front line, boys.

Catholics and Protestants living

side by side, at each other's throats,

divided by the Falls Road.

You can use the Divis Flats

at the top of the Falls Road

as an orientation point,

but do not enter the flats.

They've become

an IRA stronghold.

Very dangerous.

I think that's all.

Dismissed.

Your rifle.

Look lively!

- Expecting a riot, Sergeant?

- I thought we should be prepared, sir.

Today's operation is to assist the RUC

in conducting a house search

in the Catholic community.

I want berets, Sergeant.

No riot gear.

- Are you sure, sir?

- We need to reassure people.

We're here to protect them. We need to

look them in the eye and tell them that.

Carry on.

All right, boys, you heard the man.

Shields and helmets back here.

Berets on.

Come on, quick as you can! Load up.

Get on.

We have to move out in two minutes.

We've got to reassure the Paddy.

Quick.

Emergency crisis my arse!

Apparently the birds fucking love us

over here, lads.

Mate of mine was out here last year.

"Chucking fucking knickers at us."

Brilliant, mate.

Looks like Leeds.

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Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke (born 1968) is a Scottish playwright from Rosyth, Fife, Scotland. more…

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