It’s 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It’s the height of the Troubles and the British army are sent in to disperse a riot. It all goes wrong for one young soldier (Jack O’Connell) as he gets separated from his unit and finds himself being hunted by the IRA. Cheery Sunday afternoon viewing this isn’t.
It does however promise to be grim, gritty and hard-hitting with O’Connell on exceptional form once again. Directed by Yann Demange, ’71 is released on October the 10th.
Watch the trailer for yourselves and let us know your thoughts in the comments.