The Wind that Shakes the Barley Trailer & Clips


The Wind that Shakes the Barley full movie is released on Mar 23, 2007. Watch The Wind that Shakes the Barley online - the Latin Drama movie from Ireland , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $22,903,165. The Wind that Shakes the Barley is directed by Ken Loach and created by Paul Laverty with Cillian Murphy and Pádraic Delaney.

In 1920, rural Ireland is the vicious battlefield of republican rebels against the British security forces and Irish Unionist population who oppose them, a recipe for mutual cruelty. Medical graduate Damien O'Donovan always gave priority to his socialist ideals and simply helping people in need. Just when he's leaving Ireland to work in a highly-reputed London hospital, witnessing gross abuse of commoners changes his mind. He returns and joins the local IRA brigade, commanded by his brother Teddy, and adopts the merciless logic of civil war, while Teddy mellows by experiencing endless suffering first-hand. When IRA leaders negotiate an autonomous Free State under the British crown, Teddy defends the pragmatic best possible deal at this stage. Damien however joins the large seceding faction which holds nothing less than a socialist republic will do. The result is another civil war, bloodily opposing former Irish comrades in arms, even the brothers.

As know as:

El viento que agita la cebada, Вятърът в ечемичените ниви, Frihetens pris, Ο άνεμος χορεύει το κριθάρι, Brisa de Mudança

Release Date (Streaming):

Sep 04, 2007


Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland


Latin, English, Irish Gaelic

Production Companies:

Sixteen Films, Matador Pictures, Regent Capital

Gross worldwide:



Winner of the PALME D'OR at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.


Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Gripping, powerful, heart-breaking.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 04, 2007
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a multi-layered story, and the more you see those different aspects, the more you'll enjoy the film.
by rottentomatoes, May 11, 2007

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