James Nesbitt's Ireland - Netflix

Posted on Thu 09 May 2019 in netflix

James Nesbitt presents an eight-part guided tour of Ireland. The Ballymena-born actor celebrates the sights, sounds and tastes of a country famed for the charm of its people and for rugged landscapes, mighty lakes and rivers and ancient traditions. It has left an indelible mark on its close neighbour Britain, with one in four Britons claiming Irish roots.

James Nesbitt's Ireland - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-03-18

James Nesbitt's Ireland - Five Minutes of Heaven - Netflix

Five Minutes of Heaven is a 2009 Irish-language film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a script by Guy Hibbert. The film was premiered on 19 January 2009 at the 25th Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award for Oliver Hirschbiegel, and the World Cinema Screenwriting Award for Guy Hibbert. As a television film it was broadcast on BBC Two on 5 April 2009, and also had an international feature film release. The first part reconstructs the historical killing of 19-year-old Jim Griffin by 17-year-old Alistair Little in 1975, and the second part depicts a fictional meeting between Little and Griffin's brother Joe 33 years later.

James Nesbitt's Ireland - Reception - Netflix

Nesbitt vividly portrays Griffin as a man still coiled with rage and horror by indelible memories of a living nightmare when he was a boy. And Neeson’s haunted features reveal the guilt and pain Little has carried since he committed his terrible crime.

Andrew Johnston for Culture Northern Ireland wrote,

Unlike some other Ulster-set pictures, Five Minutes of Heaven presents real people with real emotions, rather than political caricatures or slavish impersonations. There’s a slight sense that most of the budget went on securing Neeson, but the minimalist soundtrack, grotty colour scheme and amateurish fight scenes help underline the emptiness of the lead characters and the desolation of their predicament.

James Nesbitt's Ireland - References - Netflix