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The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

2006, Ireland, Ken Loach
Ireland 1920. This film, also about the “Troubles” is an interesting counterpoint to Michael Collins. This is the version of Irish history that regards Collin’s compromise with Britain as a betrayal of …

The Chess Players (Shatranj ke Khilari)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Chess Players (Shatranj ke Khilari)

1977, India, Satyajit Ray
Once again a Ray adaptation of a Munshi Premchand short-story. A big budget film (by Ray standards), this is the story of the British annexation of Lucknow in 1856. Being Ray there …

The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957, USA, David Lean
A British colonel, taken prisoner by the Japanese, builds a bridge for them and in the end even gives up his life trying to save it, so obsessed by pride in his …

Rob Roy
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Rob Roy

1995, USA, Michael Bay
Another film of how the Brits misbehaved in Scotland and how a few brave Scotsmen stood up to them. Although the story here is fictional it is nonetheless as stirring and exciting …

John Adams
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John Adams

2008, USA, Tom Hooper.
Americans had their rangzen v. middle-path wrangle in 1775 and the first few parts of this HBO 7-part miniseries, depicts the great national debate at the 2nd Continental Congress at Philadelphia between …