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Ken Loach is reuniting with cinematographer Chris Menges on his latest film titled “Route Irish,” penned by the filmmaker’s longtime writing partner Paul Laverty and produced by Rebecca O’Brien.
Menges, whose resume boasts previous Loach movies including “Poor Cow” and “Kes,” returns to work with Loach on the movie billed as a tense love triangle between two men and a woman.
The film stars big-screen debutants Mark Womack (“Sorted”) and Andrea Lowe (“Where the Heart is”) and also boasts comedian John Bishop. They join the supporting cast of Trevor Williams and Talib Hamafraj.
It details the story of two men who work as private security contractors in Iraq who risk their lives in a city awash with violence and greed. When Frankie is killed on “Route Irish” — the road linking Baghdad airport with the Green Zone — Fergus, wracked with grief and guilt, rejects the official explanation and determines to investigate the truth of his friend’s death.
Route Irish is a Sixteen Films Why Not Prods. and Wild Bunch production made with the support of Les Films de Fleuve, BIM, Diaphana, Tornasol and Alta. Other financiers are France 2 and North West Vision Media. Wild Bunch is handling international sales at AFM.
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