Blind Flight

In 1986, Irish Republican teacher Brian Keenan and English journalist John McCarthy were kidnapped in Beirut and incarcerated in appallingly cramped conditions until August 1990. Chiefly adapted from Keenan's diary, An Evil Cradling, the film rarely strays from the grimy walls of the captives' 'home', and consequently captures, in reality-TV detail, the claustrophobic nightmare the pair were forced to endure in the name of someone else's politics. Hart (Keenan) and Roach (McCarthy) deliver performances of such emotional depth you can almost taste their fear.

By: DA

Release details

Rated: 15
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Furse
Screenwriter: John Furse, Brian Keenan
Cast: Ian Hart
Linus Roache
Karim Koleilat
Nayef Rashed
Bassem Breish
Dany El Khoury
Vic Tablian
Mohammed Chamas
Ziad Lahoud
Fadi Sakr
Áine Ni Mhuiri
Patrick Rocks
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