Rent The Journey (2016)

3.4 of 5 from 154 ratings
1h 34min
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Synopsis:
In 2006, Northern Ireland's bloody troubles had dragged on for decades. Now with the growing threat of a new generation inspired by the 9/11 attacks to escalate the conflict to new levels of destruction, both the Catholic Republican and the Protestant Unionist sides are finally persuaded to seriously explore a peace agreement at UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's (Toby Stephens) urging. Unfortunately, the principle negotiators, firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), are decades-long implacable enemies.
However with talks about to start, Paisley has his wedding anniversary that he is determined to attend at home, and McGuinness decides he must accompany his enemy to prevent him from being persuaded to abandon this chance for peace. With the Prime Minister and his MI-5 staff nervously watching from secret cameras, the two foes undertake a journey together in which they bridge the seemingly unbridgeable and change the course of history.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Nick Hamm, Mark Huffam, Piers Tempest
Writers:
Colin Bateman
Studio:
101 Films
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/10/2017
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of The Journey

Pity about the no subtitles - The Journey review by GG

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16/08/2018

Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without them nowadays. Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without nowadays.

Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without them nowadays. Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without nowadays.

Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without them nowadays. Excellent film, shame about the lack of subtitles. Not often you get a film without nowadays.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Imaginitive, excellent, creatively "historical". - The Journey review by DW

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20/07/2018

Give us a sequel, please!

"Docu-drama" is nowhere near good enough to describe this cracker of a film. Dependable Timothy Spall once again fails to disappoint; he just seems to have got even better since he shed all that weight. I thought that his "played down" characterisation of Ian Paisley was masterful in that it gave Colm Meaney plenty of room to provide a fascinating counter balance as Martin McGuiness. Inspired casting.

You won't need Irish political awareness to appreciate this fine film but it won't hurt if you have some idea of the background to this meeting of two Irish giants. (I'd love to know what Ian Paisley Junior thought of it).

Anyway it inspired me to give thought to how things developed for these two men so I'd like to see "The Journey 2".

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