>Set in rural Ireland during the early Twenties amidst the Anglo-Irish War and the subsequent Irish Civil War, The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a harrowing tale of what happens to rulers and ruled when political means are exhausted or futile.
Beautifully photographed, crisply written, and wonderfully acted, Wind even includes several tactical lessons and training suggestions, such as the following debrief:
This film is not an easy movie to watch, simply because the actors, screenwriters, and director all create a world that, but for the brogues and the misty hills, could be any land where freedom-loving people decide that they have had enough of the tyrant’s boot and are willing to do anything to live as independent citizens.
No matter what the odds, nor who stands between them and their objectives.
Buy or rent it today.
PS: Thanks to Bill St. Clair, who tells us that Netflix has Wind on its “Instant View” list.