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The Truth Commissioner in cinemas this Friday

Date Posted: February 25, 2016

The political thriller The Truth Commissioner starring Roger Allam (The Queen, V for Vendetta) will be released in Irish cinemas tomorrow, Friday 26th February, including Queen’s Film Theatre in Belfast. The Truth Commissioner is also scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday 13th March at 9pm on BBC Two NI.

Set in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield (Allam), a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.

Co-starring Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall), Sean McGinley (The General), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Ian McElihinney (Game of Thrones) and Tom Goodman Hill (The Imitation Game), the story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved in the disappearance, 20 years earlier, of the 15-year-old Connor Roche. Though Stanfield starts bravely, he quickly uncovers some bloody and inconvenient truths about those now running the country; truths which none of those in power are prepared to have revealed. Everyone claims to want The Truth, but what is it going to cost, and who is going to pay for it?

Directed by Declan Recks (Eden) and adapted from David Park’s award winning novel ‘The Truth Commissioner’ by Eoin O’Callaghan, the film looks behind the rhetoric surrounding the Northern Ireland peace process and was filmed on location in Belfast, Derry and Dublin.

The film was produced by David Collins, Eoin O’Callaghan and Kevin Jackson for Big Fish Films and Samson Films with funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI, the Irish Film Board, BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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