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