The wind is rising (film, 2006)

The wind is rising ( The Wind That Shakes the Barley , literally “the wind that shakes barley”) is a British film directed by Ken Loach and released in 2006 .

The film is about the Irish War of Independence ( 1919 – 1921 ) and the Civil War that followed ( 1922 – 1923 ). The original title, The Wind That Shakes the Barley , refers to a poem by Robert Dwyer Joyce , Irish author of the xix th century, which evokes the Irish uprising of 1798 .

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