• Publication date: July 18, 2013


Steve McQueen’s film, which won the Camera D’Or at Cannes for first-time directors, details the final days of imprisoned IRA volunteer Bobby Sands. When the British guards of the notorious Belfast Maze prison, refuse to recognize the IRA as political prisoners, Sands begins his hunger strike…

Steve McQueen’s film, which won the Camera D’Or at Cannes for first-time directors, details the final days of imprisoned IRA volunteer Bobby Sands.

When the British guards at the notorious Belfast Maze prison, refuse to recognize the IRA as political prisoners, Sands changes the strategy of using protests to get their message across, and begins his hunger strike. Father Moran will try to talk him out of it, by questioning the motives and morality of what Sands is doing…


  • Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands
  • Liam Cunningham as Father Dominic Moran
  • Liam McMahon as Gerry Campbell
  • Stuart Graham as Raymond Lohan
  • Brian Milligan as Davey Gillen
  • Laine Megaw as Mrs. Lohan

Directed by:  Steve McQueen

Rating:  R.