WHO’S IN IT?
Jack O’Connell (Starred Up), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sam Reid (Belle), Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Martin McCann (The Pacific), Paul Popplewell (Tyrannosaur), Valene Kane (The Fall)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Yann Demange (Dead Set), director; Gregory Burke (film debut), writer; Robin Gutch (Bunny and the Bull) and Angus Lamont (Donkey Punch), producers; Tat Radcliffe (Pride), cinematographer; Chris Wyatt (This Is England), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
The year is 1971 (well, duh), and in the violent streets of Belfast a young and disorientated British soldier, Gary Cook (O’Connell), is accidentally abandoned by his unit during a riot. Forced to spend the night alone in a dangerous environment where it’s impossible to tell friend from foe, the new recruit must find a way to safety…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
With an intriguing setting and time period to stage its suspenseful action, ’71 looks as if it will be a finely-made piece of art as well as yet another breakthrough performance by Jack O’Connell (after Starred Up and the forthcoming Oscar contender Unbroken).