Video Release: July 3, 2012
Studio: Alliance Films
A small band of IRA terrorists carry out an elaborate plan to seize Jody, a black British soldier stationed in Northern Ireland, and hold him hostage. They demand that the British Army release a number of their comrades -- or Jody will not come out alive. While they await a decision, Fergus, the most reluctant member of the group, stands guard over the captive, and gradually the two men become friendly. Fergus even agrees that if anything should happen to Jody, he will go to London and see Dil, the soldier's girlfriend. When Jody does, in fact, die, Fergus reluctantly leaves Ireland to carry out his pledge. But Dil isn't quite what he expected... and soon Fergus has learned a valuable lesson about love, the deceptiveness of appearances, and the impossibility of leaving the past behind.
A British soldier-hostage develops an unlikely relationship with his captor, an IRA conspirator named Fergus. When the soldier dies trying to escape, Fergus carries out his last wish by finding his girlfriend in London. Fergus becomes embroiled in passion and intrigue as he falls for the girl and his IRA partners track him down. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Stephen Rea, Best Supporting Actor--Jaye Davidson. Academy Awards: Best (Original) Screenplay.
Shot in the UK and Ireland. Available to buy in the UK. Copyright 1992 Miramax Films.