Route Irish


Release Date: March 16, 2011

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 49m

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Tornasol FilmsLes Films du FleuveWild BunchWhy Not ProductionsSixteen Films
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A private security contractor in Iraq decided to investigate the death of his friend after he rejected the official explanation.

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Route Irish is a 2010 drama-thriller film directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty. It is set in Liverpool and focuses on the consequences suffered by private security contractors after fighting in the Iraq War. The title comes from the Baghdad Airport Road, known as "Route Irish". The film was a British-French co-production. It was selected for the main competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.Philip French, in The Observer, wrote that the film reprises several themes in Loach's films, such as state-sanctioned crime, the brutality of war, the exploitation of the underclass and harsh treatment of native populations.
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