When a British diplomat’s wife — a socially-conscious lawyer — turns up dead in Kenya, he sets out to find the truth surrounding her murder. In the process, he finds out that his wife had been compiling data against a multinational drug company that uses helpless Africans as guinea pigs to test a tuberculosis remedy with unfortunately fatal side effects. Therefore, those who may have had the most reason to silence her are closer to home than he ever imagined.
The Ken Loach film ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ is the most popular Irish movie of the last decade, according to the Irish Film Board. The civil war movie, starring Cillian Murphy and Jonathan Rhys Myers, pulled in an massive €4.1m at the Irish box office in 2006 and was the top grossing movie backed by the board since 2000.
Other films to be included in the top ten Irish films are
2. Intermission (2.5m)
3. Man about dog (2.02m)
4. Magdeline sisters (1.39m)
5. Breakfast on Pluto (0.99m)
6. When Brendan Met Trudy (0.95m)
7. A love divided (0.78m)
8. Agnes Browne (0.70m)
9. About Adam (0.68m)
10. Song for a raggy boy (0.66m)