Ken Loach with Carl Hudson
Ken Loach (above right, with Carl Hudson) sought "to find the essence of the story" of the Anglo-Irish War and Irish Civil War in "The Wind that Shakes the Barley." (Joss Barratt) Joss Barratt

The agitator

Ken Loach doesn't make quiet films, and his latest, 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley,' is no exception

By Damon Smith
Globe Correspondent / March 18, 2007

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NEW YORK -- In Ken Loach's latest film, guerrilla fighters wage a hit-and-run war against their country's occupiers. With few weapons and little training, they rely on ambushes and assassinations. With no one to attack, the occupiers take out their fury on civilians suspected of harboring militants or helping them. Splits grow within the resistance, and soon civil war breaks ... (Full article: 1243 words)

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