Synopsis by Jinko Labitag
It is 1969 and 9-year-old Buddy (Jude Hill) finds his peaceful life disturbed as a national conflict is starting to brew in Northern Ireland: unionists and loyalists—mostly Protestants—want the country to remain within the United Kingdom, while nationalists and republicans—mostly Catholics—are campaigning for the country to join a united Ireland. As the tension between these two opposing forces escalates, he and his family must decide whether to stay, or move somewhere safe. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Ireland, nationalism, political-conflict, working-class, youth-culture