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Sunday 27th January 2013 – Garter Lane Waterford
Private Peaceful (12)
Michael Morpurgo’s 2003 novel Private Peaceful has been brought to the screen, a first world war tale that is similar in many ways to War Horse but without the killer emotional punch of having an animal hero. It’s the story of two brothers, Tommo and Charlie Peaceful, played by George MacKay and Jack O’Connell. They go off to war in 1914, leaving behind romantic heartbreak and family tragedy. Back home, there’s a pompous landowner (Richard Griffiths) and a lip-pursing shopkeeper (Frances de la Tour): ripe performances both. On the western front, they meet a terrible enemy: not the Germans, but a brutal sergeant, played by John Lynch. Private Peaceful is a small-scale story in essence, which works efficiently on the non-epic scale in which it’s presented.
Time 3.00 p.m
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