17 Sep

Belfast, 1970s. Gerry (Day-Lewis) is a hooligan who does nothing to his advantage, much to the dismay of his father Giuseppe (Postlethwaite), a calm and educated man. When Gerry confronts the IRA, his father sends him to England. Once there, on the whims of chance, he is accused of participating in a terrorist attack and sentenced to life imprisonment with "the four of Guildford." His father is also arrested and imprisoned. In prison Gerry discovers that his father's apparent fragility actually hides a great inner strength. With the help of a lawyer dedicated to the cause (Thompson), Gerry intends to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and make public the truth about one of the most unfortunate legal errors in the recent history of Ireland. (FILMAFFINITY)

Original title: In the Name of the Father
Year: 1993
Duration: 135 min.
Country: Ireland
Direction: Jim Sheridan
Screenplay: Terry George, Jim Sheridan (Novel: Gerry Conlon)
Music: Trevor Jones (Songs: Bono, Gavin Friday)
Photography: Peter Biziou
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Mark Sheppard, Don Baker, Frank Harper, Saffron Burrows, Tom Wilkinson, Gerard McSorley
Producer: Co-production Ireland-United Kingdom; Universal Pictures / Hell's Kitchen Films
Genre: Drama | Based on real facts. Terrorism. GO TO. Prison drama Judicial drama 70s. Biographical

1993: 7 Oscar nominations, including best film, director and actor (Lewis)
1993: 4 Golden Globe nominations: Drama movie, bso, drama actor, supporting actress
1993: 2 BAFTA nominations: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and adapted screenplay
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Day-Lewis)
1993: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Day-Lewis)
1993: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film. 2 nominations
1993: Producers Union (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1993: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1994: Berlin Festival: Golden Bear
1994: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film