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Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis gives an impassioned performance in this riveting drama that mirrors one man's 15 year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Oscar winner Emma Thompson co-stars in this gripping and highly emotive film. In The Name Of The Father tells the true-life saga of Gerry Conlon. A petty thief in strife torn '70s Belfast, Gerry's main interests are getting drunk and partying, much to the dismay of his quiet, frail father, Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite).
When Gerry angers the IRA, his father sends him to England, where his antics put him in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Innocent, but forced to confess to an act of savage terrorism, he is sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the 'Guildford Four'. An innocent Giuseppe is also arrested, and while behind bars, Gerry learns that his father's seeming frailty masks an unmatched inner strength and wisdom.
Working with a fiercely dedicated lawyer, Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Anthony Brophy, Emma Thompson, Frankie McCafferty, Julian Walsh, Nye Heron, Paul Warriner & Philip King
Director Jim Sheridan
Certificate 15 years and over
Screen Widescreen 1.85:1
Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
Additional Languages French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Swedish ; Arabic
Duration 2 hours and 13 minutes (approx)