FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN

By Oliver HIRSHBIEGEL

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Drama - Completed 2008

For years Joe has lived in dread of encountering Alasdair, the man who killed his brother. So when the two come face to face he has to decide does he shake his hand or kill him?

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Oliver HIRSHBIEGEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Guy HIBBERT
    • Producer(s)
    • Eoin O'CALLAGHAN, Stephen WRIGHT
    • Synopsis
    • In 1975, 11-year old Catholic Joe Griffin witnessed the killing of his
      brother by a young Ulster Volunteer Force member, Alistair Little. The
      impact of the murder destroyed the lives of Joe and his family, who
      could not come to terms with the loss.
      Working closely with both men, screenwriter Guy Hibbert creates a
      unique and compelling film that moves from a powerful re-enactment
      of these tragic events to a fictional interpretation of what might
      happen should these two men ever come face to face.
      From acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson
      and James Nesbitt, FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN is a story inspired by
      two extraordinary lives, which explores the challenges of coming to
      terms with Northern Ireland’s troubled past.
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