Belfast Rioting

published 10/12/2012  by padraigomuireagain  YouTube
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    Private Gary Hook (the up-and-coming "Unbroken" star Jack O'Connell) and his fellow fresh soldiers have little sense of The Troubles, as the North Ireland conflict was called. Promptly sent onto the burning streets of Belfast in berets, not riot gear, they find themselves tossed into an urban war zone ready to boil. Taking place over one night in which a disoriented Hook tries to survive an...


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    BAFTA Rising Star winner Jack O’Connell stars in this tense war drama as a young and muddled British soldier who is suddenly abandoned by his unit after a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. After being beaten by a local mob, the solider is hlped by a series…


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