OMAGH

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Di­rected by Pete Travis. Star­ring Ger­ard McSor­ley, Michele Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Pauline Hut­ton, Fiona Glas­cott, Lor­can Cran­itch 12 cert Now re­leased on DVD, th­ese two docu­d­ra­mas told few Ir­ish view­ers much they didn’t al­ready know, but Green­grass and Travis brought such sen­si­tiv­ity and en­ergy to the film-mak­ing that both projects still proved end­lessly grip­ping. Highly in­flu­enced by Gillo Pon­tecorvo’s The Bat­tle of Al­giers, Bloody Sun­day of­fers guilty ex­cite­ment in its fu­ri­ous ac­tion se­quences. Omagh is nec­es­sar­ily a less fren­zied af­fair, but its dis­sec­tion of in­ad­e­qua­cies in the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the bomb­ing are never less than en­gag­ing.

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