Five Minutes Of Heaven

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Lurgan Northern Ireland, 1975. A low level civil war has been underway, with the IRA targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 16 is the leader... read more
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Lurgan Northern Ireland, 1975. A low level civil war has been underway, with the IRA targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 16 is the leader of a UVF cell, eager to be blooded. He and his gang are given the go ahead to kill a young Catholic man, James Griffin, as a reprisal and a warning to others. When the hit is carried out, Joe Griffin - the 11-year old little brother of the target - watches in horror his brother is shot in the head. Thirty years later Joe Griffin and Alistair are to meet, on camera, with a view to reconciliation. Alistair has served his sentence, and Peace may been agreed in N. Ireland, but unbeknownst to the production team, Joe Griffin, is not coming on the program for a handshake but to stick a knife in his brother's killer - live on air.

Original Release

01/19/2009

US Release

01/19/2009

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Cast

Liam Neeson Alistair - 2008
James Nesbitt Joe - 2008
Anamaria Marinca Vika - 2008
Gerard Jordan Jim - 1975
Mark Ryder Young Alistair - 1975 (as Mark Davison)
Niamh Cusack Alistair's Mum - 1975
Conor MacNeill Dave - 1975
Barry McEvoy Joe's Chauffeur - 2008
Richard Dormer Alistair's Chauffeur - 2008
Pauline Hutton Sharon - 2008
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Writers

Guy Hibbert

Cast

Liam Neeson Alistair - 2008
James Nesbitt Joe - 2008
Anamaria Marinca Vika - 2008
Gerard Jordan Jim - 1975
Mark Ryder Young Alistair - 1975 (as Mark Davison)
Niamh Cusack Alistair's Mum - 1975
Conor MacNeill Dave - 1975
Barry McEvoy Joe's Chauffeur - 2008
Richard Dormer Alistair's Chauffeur - 2008
Pauline Hutton Sharon - 2008
Diarmuid Noyes Andy - 1975
Mathew McElhinney Stuart - 1975
Paul Garrett Alistair's Dad - 1975
Kevin O'Neill Young Joe - 1975
Paula McFetridge Joe's Mum - 1975
Gerry Doherty Joe's Dad - 1975
Luke O'Reilly Brother Dan - 1975
Luke McEvoy Brother John - 1975
Aoibheann Biddle Sister 1 - 1975
Ruth Matthewson Sister 2 - 1975

Producers

Ed Guiney Executive Producer
François Ivernel Executive Producer
Andrew Lowe Executive Producer
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer
Patrick Spence Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Eoin O'Callaghan Producer
Stephen Wright Producer
Marshall Leviten Producer
Don Mullan Producer

Editors

Hans Funck

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