Director: Yann Demang
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Anderson
Genre: Action War Drama
Country of Origin: UK 2014 99 mins.
Released by STUDIOCANAL
'Thrilling and tension filled - an adrenalin rush through the streets of Belfast that will have you on the edge-of-your seat.'
Belfast 1971, The Troubles and Gary Hook (Jack O'Connell), a young raw British squaddie fresh out of training school and part of the Northern Ireland peacekeeping force is accidentally cut adrift by his unit following a terrifying riot. Disorientated, at a loss at what to do, abandoned, pursued by the Provisional IRA and hopeful of the goodwill of Protestant loyalists, Gary Hook must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through the alien and deadly Belfast streets. No one's to be trusted, he's in an alien land. It's The Troubles.
'71 is a tension filled, edge of the seat adrenalin rush and Jack O'Connell grabs the role of the raw squaddie with relish. It's a film that shouldn't be missed.