Omagh (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Family Drama, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, Ireland  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A devastated father struggles to find answers after a bomb detonated in the peaceful Irish town of Omagh claims the life of his twenty-one year-old son in this topical docudrama from writer/producer Paul Greengrass and director Pete Travis. In 1988 a group who referred to themselves as the "Real IRA" set a bomb that took the lives of thirty-one people in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh. In the aftermath of the explosion, soft-spoken mechanic Michael Gallagher (Gerard McSorley) was forever changed by the loss of his twenty-one year-old son. Determined not to let the same grim fate befall his neighbors, Gallagher took it upon himself to become the official spokesperson for the victim's families, challenging the government's official stand on terrorism and providing a voice for the grief-stricken families of the innocent victims killed in the blast.



bombing, chaos, death-in-family, grief, IRA (Irish Republican Army), support-group