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The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

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Directed by

Steve McQueen

Written by

Steve McQueen (Writer)
Enda Walsh (Writer)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

An odyssey, in which the smallest gestures become epic and when the body is the last resource for protest.

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Keywords

biography hunger strike prison hunger 1980s catholic priest prisoner northern ireland belfast

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