Watch: First Trailer For Berlin Sensation ’71’ Led By Rising Star Jack O’Connell
BY KEVIN JAGERNAUTH
AUGUST 19, 2014 7:59 AM
Don’t forget the name Jack O’Connell because you’ll be hearing it a lot very soon, particularly this awards season when he leads Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” If you’re a regular reader, you’ll already know we’ve sung his praises following his performance in the prison drama “Starred Up,” and he turned our head again at the Berlin Film Festival with a lead role in “’71.” There’s a good reason he’s on our On The Rise 2014: 12 Actors To Watch list, and now a trailer has arrived for the latter film to see what the buzz is all about.
Directed by Yann Demange, the film tells the story of a British soldier left behind the lines in the gritty street battles of Belfast in 1971. And now, he must make his way through some very unwelcome territory. And the movie is terrific stuff, with Jessica Kiang calling it in her review a story that’s “negotiated with real intelligence and sensitivity.”
Roadside Attractions has the U.S. rights, but no release date has been set just yet. “’71” opens in the U.K. on October 10th.
Click on web page link to screen trailer.
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