Official UK Trailer for Gritty, Violent Thriller 'Black 47' Set in Ireland

July 31, 2018
Source: YouTube

Black 47 Trailer

"He's a danger to us all." Wildcard Distribution has debuted an official UK trailer for the upcoming release of the film Black 47, a gritty thriller set during the Great Irish Famine. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, but it got horrible reviews by most critics. Set in 1847, the film follows a hardened Irish Ranger fighting for the British Army who returns to his home, only to discover the famine has destroyed his country and left the people even more vile and ruthless than ever. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family. James Frencheville (from Animal Kingdom, The Stanford Prison Experiment) stars, along with Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Ciaran Grace, and Sarah Greene. I really did not like this film. It has one good action scene, the rest is so dull and boring and excessively violent for no reason. But that's just my opinion. Check it out.

Here's the official UK trailer (+ new poster) for Lance Daly's Black 47, direct from YouTube:

Black 47 Poster

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. Black 47 is directed by Irish filmmaker Lance Daly, director of the films Last Days in Dublin, The Halo Effect, Kisses, The Good Doctor, and Life's a Breeze previously. The screenplay is written by Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon, and Pierce Ryan; based on a story by P.J. Dillon and Pierce Ryan. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at DIFF in Ireland. Daly's Black 47 will be released in the UK & Ireland starting in September, but still has no official US release date set yet. Your thoughts?

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I really want to see this. Kind of a drag it wasn't received well, but it looks very interesting, with some good performances. Weaving is never disappointing, and I like Rea a lot too. Guess I'll keep expectations in check though. Also, the "Irish Braveheart" line is stupid, and just seems pandering.

grimjob on Jul 31, 2018


Well, it looks interesting to me. Of course, I don't like films about history, especially when they speak of important personalities. But this looks socially engaging, it resonates somehow with all those people today who have trouble meeting their needs in this cruel world and all the injustices that come with it ...

shiboleth on Jul 31, 2018


What to make a horrible period of time look bad ass.

DAVIDPD on Jul 31, 2018


Hmmm...I didn't like Rob Roy much for the same reason. Lots of violence and English putting it to the Scots, and then the final duel was laughable. Black '47 covers dark subject matter, but it looks well acted. Like Bo said, might be worth a viewing on Netflix/cable...

THE_RAW_ on Jul 31, 2018


I didn't much care for Rob Roy either.

grimjob on Jul 31, 2018


Right?! Everyone put it up there as this fantastic movie and I thought it sucked. I didn't feel inspired or anything after watching it. Tim Roth was fantastic in it though. I truly detested him.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2018


Well, Tim Roth is brilliant. A friend of mine fucking LOVES this movie, I just don't get it. It's fine I guess, just incredibly overrated. And boring.

grimjob on Aug 1, 2018


Looks good so far. I don't like this kind of "over-the-shoulder" filming technique though. Stop shaking the camera guys. It doesn't give to the movie a more realistic feel at all. all it does it distracting me and reminding me that someone is holding the camera.

tarek on Aug 1, 2018


Left the Irish people even more vile and ruthless .. were they vile before ?

Fiona Joanne on Aug 22, 2018

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