In the Name of the Father (1993) Netflix

In the Name of the Father

Belfast, 70s. Gerry (Day-Lewis) is a thug who does nothing to profit, to the displeasure 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. Gerry finds out in prison that his father’s apparent fragility actually hides a great inner force. With the help of a lawyer turned over to the cause (Thompson), Gerry intends to prove his innocence, clear his father’s name and make public the truth about one of Ireland’s most regrettable legal errors in recent history.

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie

Director: Jim Sheridan

Runtime: 133 min

Genres: Biography, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.2 /10 IMDB Rating 8.1 /10

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