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In The Name Of The Father

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In The Name Of The Father

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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. Special Features: Production Notes Cast and Filmmaker's Biographies
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2003
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
133
Subtitles
English, French, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Bulgarian
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genre
  • Drama
UPC
5050582002522
Product ID
1461991

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