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Prasad Pereira's rating of the film In the Name of the Father

I saw this when I was 17. I'd forgotten what a powerful film this was, seething with righteous anger at the plight of innocent men thrown in jail by desperate engines of state needing scapegoats to save their own reputations. Jim Sheridan directs with bravado, and the peerless Daniel Day-Lewis plays Gerry Conlon as only he can, but it is Pete Postlethwaite who is the film's beating heart.