The Truth Commissioner

Synopsis: Henry Stanfield is the new Truth Commissioner in Northern Ireland. Part of his job is to facilitate the peaceful sharing of power in Belfast. However, the investigation into the murder of a teenage boy, who acted as an informer, brings to light more buried secrets than either London or Dublin want to become known, and various people, both at home in Ireland and as far away as America, find out that old sins cast long shadows.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Declan Recks
Production: Big Fish Films
 
IMDB:
5.7
Year:
2016
94 min
6 Views


(RAIN FALLS IN BACKGROUND)

(HE STIFLES LAUGHTER)

(DOG BARKS IN BACKGROUND)

(MUFFLED CRIES)

(MUFFLED CRIES)

(AEROPLANE NOISE IN BACKGROUND)

Michael.

I hope you got some rest.

How long has it been?

12th of May 1992.

Connor Roche's murder.

I see Francis Gilroy

is now a man in a suit.

The last thing we want is for you

to feel exposed at the hearing.

What I want you to do

is remember everything

you can about Connor Roche.

Now.

From the very start.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(CONNOR PANTS)

Connor!

Connor!

Don't do this.

Connor!

(CONNOR PANTS)

Connor!

Connor!

Don't be stupid, Connor!

- Beckett. Sir.

- Beckett.

- This way, please. Ma'am.

- Thank you.

You're expected at Stormont by ten.

10:
30 press conference

with the Prime Minister,

who will introduce you to

local government ministers,

followed by drinks then dinner,

with 12 cross-community leaders.

- The last supper.

- Except you're not Jesus, Henry.

(POLICE SIREN)

Did I tell you my daughter lives there?

Several times.

You planning on seeing her?

That all depends on her, I'm afraid.

How old is she?

30. Same thing.

REPORTER:
The conflict

resolution expert Henry Stanfield

has been appointed in a bid to

lend honesty and transparency

to the stalled

reconciliation process.

The coming months will tell whether

Northern Ireland is ready to face

the truth about its past,

or whether the past is

too present to contemplate.

For CNN, I'm Jesse Wheeler. Belfast.

(CAMERAS CLICK)

Stand back, please. Stand back.

(REPORTERS TALK OVER EACH OTHER)

Stand back, please. Stand back, please.

Stand back, please. Thank you.

No-one's asking anyone to forget.

We try to get at the truth.

After that, people make up their

own minds, make their own futures,

hopefully for the better.

Thank you.

(REPORTERS TALK OVER EACH OTHER)

On the right, Unionist

MLA's leader, Harry Bryson.

On the left, Francis

Gilroy, Sinn Fein Minister.

Behind him, Johnny Rafferty,

Sinn Fein head of communications.

Coppers:
Alec Reid, Chief Constable

Police Service Northern Ireland.

Henry.

- Hello, Henry. - Prime Minister.

- Picked a good day.

Henry Stanfield, son of a Northern

Ireland mother and an English father

is in so many ways the best

that these islands have to offer.

No offence to the Scots and the Welsh.

(GENTLE LAUGHTER)

He brings honesty, integrity

and experience to this job.

We are very lucky to have him.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the Truth Commissioner for

Northern Ireland, Henry Stanfield.

(APPLAUSE)

- So, how was Libya?

- Well, like everything, it's a process.

- That bad, huh?

- I do firmly believe in the process.

Of course.

Sorry to interrupt, but the PM's leaving.

Laura Darnell, my legal

aid. Minister Francis Gilroy.

- Pleasure to meet you.

- And you.

If you'll excuse us, we

ought to show our faces.

- We'll talk again, I hope.

- Good luck, Mr. Stanfield.

Still bringing the truth

to unbelievers, Henry?

Why am I not surprised to see you here?

I see you've befriended

governor of the year, 1990.

They tell me he's travelled

a long way since then.

He's the coming man, they say.

Who's that?

Don't say your legal aid, please.

She's off-limits.

What are you doing here, Jake?

Not planning another cock-up

like the one in Libya?

I'm an adviser of some sort.

PM, apparently.

On what, pricing tips?

Very good, Henry.

How are you going to survive these people?

Well, they don't look so bad.

Well, don't go lifting stones unless

you know what's underneath them.

Is that a message?

Yes.

Unless you still want to be

here in 2020, narrow the brief.

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