In the Name of the Father (1993)
SÉMINAIRE DES DOCTORANTS DE DROIT
Disagreements over the Irish ‘backstop’ and the possibility of a no-deal-Brexit are a serious threat to the 1998 Good Friday agreement that brought peace after decades of violent ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland. To shine some historical light on these worrying developments, the Law and Cinema Club has selected for its March screening Jim Sheridan’s prizewinning courtroom drama In the Name of the Father (1993).
Based on the true story of Gerry Conlon, the film depicts his fight for justice as he and his entourage are wrongfully convicted for IRA bombings in London in 1974. A compassionate lawyer, played gracefully by Emma Thompson, helps them in their cause. The films was nominated for seven Oscars and confirmed Daniel Day-Lewis as one of Europe leading actors.
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