Must Watch: First Trailer for Irish Thriller '71' Starring Jack O'Connell

August 19, 2014
Source: The Guardian

Yann Demange's 71 Trailer

"Welcome to the regiment!" StudioCanal UK has debuted a trailer for the film '71, referring to the year 1971, when Belfast, Ireland was experiencing the Troubles with attacks from the IRA, UVF and UDA throughout Northern Ireland. The film stars Jack O'Connell (who is about to breakout into a huge movie star after this and Unbroken and Starred Up) as a soldier who gets lost in the chaos when he becomes seperated from his unit while patrolling the streets of Belfast. I first saw the film in Berlin and it's intense and captivating, keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It's an impressive film that we do recommend looking into seeing, especially if it plays at a film festival near you sometime soon. Until then, don't miss the trailer.

Here's the first official UK trailer for Yann Demange's '71, originally from The Guardian:

Short logline: A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. The film '71 is directed by Yann Demange, making his feature directing debut after work on TV shows like "Dead Set", "Criminal Justice" and "Top Boy". The screenplay was written by Gregory Burke. The film first premiered at the 2014 Berlinale Film Festival, and features a supporting cast including Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sam Hazeldine, Killian Scott, David Wilmot and Richard Dormer. Demange's '71 still doesn't have a US release date, but will open in the UK in October and play at the New York Film Festival as well. Stay tuned for updates on its release. Interested?

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  • Xerxexx
  • Mr Chatterbox
    Impressive, you can tell he looks up to Tom Hardy. Very similar approach to acting.
    • Xerxexx
      I see it too.
  • I'm off to Belfast in a couple of weeks, thankfully it's a bit friendlier than this now. :-) Looks decent.
    • shiboleth
      decent is the right expression. Thanks...
      Just a bit....
    Wow! This looks amazing! I want to see it NOW!
  • Transmillion
    Another year, another Skins alum ready to make it on the big screen! Seriously, that show has kickstarted a quite few careers. First Dev Patel and Slumdog Millionaire, then Nic Hoult and A Single Man/X-Men First Class (does About a Boy count?), now Jack O'Connell and 71 and Unbroken. Can't forget to mention Kaya Scodelario and The Maze Runner (plus her cameo in Moon!) and Luke Pasqualino in Snowpiercer. Ah, love that show. Only the first four seasons though.
  • Terry Craig
    Damn, this looks mighty promising.
  • SkyNet300
    I'll see this for sure.




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