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When The Sky Falls

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The film tells the story, based on the life acclaimed journalist Veronica Guerin, of a female journalist who, with little concern for her own safety, takes on the bloody force of the Dublin criminal underworld at great cost to herself.

Oscar nominated actress JOAN ALLEN leads an outstanding cast in WHEN THE SKY FALLS, an intense, provocative and violent crime thriller.

Review

This gray portrait of the Dublin underworld, produced in the United Kingdom, is a refreshing--though brutal--change from the usual aren't-they-quaint Hollywood portrayals of the Irish. Joan Allen stars as Sinead, a feisty reporter who is waging a crusade against the Dublin heroin trade. The story and character are based on real-life Irish reporter Veronica Guerin, but the movie is far from an idealized portrait. Allen lets Sinead's occasional cocky manner and foolhardiness show through as clearly as her convictions. While it is at times hampered by the constraints of budget (the soundtrack is particularly noticeable in that regard), When the Sky Falls offers a realistic portrayal of both the viciousness of a crime scene and the frustration of the police. Allen is more than ably backed by a terrific supporting cast of Irish actors. And yes, she does the accent just fine. This movie is not a masterpiece, but it's well worth a look. --Ali Davis

Release date NZ
March 18th, 2009
Length (Minutes)
107
Language
English
Director
Genre
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9318500031488
Product ID
2751225

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