Got these two films the other day
He even starred in the Director debut of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken 2014 a world war 2 story about survival, resilience, redemption, or so the tag line on film poster says.
The Actor I'm talking about is Jack O'Connell. I saw these films on offer at my local supermarket, or the American equivalent Wallmart at a bargain price and I had to see what all the hype was all about.
One is called Starred Up, a prison drama based in a tough prison, when a troubled teen gets sentenced to not a young offenders institution, but to an adult prison, purely on his behaviour, and constance rule breaking, and violent behaviour. Now in all honesty I have not watched this one yet, but I did sit down to watch '71. So so glad I did, a 90 minute ride of pure adrenalin, a survivor film in no sense of the word.
Now I'm not going to get into politics, but this film is about the troubles in Northern Ireland in the early '70'S. Jack O'Connell plays a young British Army Soldier, who on his first field operation is sent to Northern Ireland, to assist the RUC making arrests in a Catholic Area in Belfast.
All I can say is a riot ensures, and he and a colleague gets left behind in a very fast retreat from the British Forces. The rest of the story is of survival in an alien environment, closed streets,no escape, in a British Forces uniform.