Five Minutes of Heaven Image
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

Summary: Lurgan Northern Ireland, 1975. A low level civil war has been underway, with the IRA targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 16 is the leader of a UVF cell, eager to be blooded. He and his gang are given the go ahead to kill a young Catholic man, James Griffin, as a reprisal and a warning to others. When the hit is carried out, Joe Griffin - the 11-year old little brother of the target - watches in horror his brother is shot in the head. Thirty years later Joe Griffin and Alistair are to meet, on camera, with a view to reconciliation. Alistair has served his sentence, and Peace may been agreed in N. Ireland, but unbeknownst to the production team, Joe Griffin, is not coming on the program for a handshake but to stick a knife in his brother's killer - live on air. (IFC Films)
Runtime: 89 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some violence.
Production: Ruby Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Countries: UK, Ireland
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
Director Credit
Oliver Hirschbiegel Director
Writer Credit
Guy Hibbert Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Anamaria Marinca Vika
James Nesbitt Joe Griffin
Liam Neeson Alistair Little
Cast Credit
Andrea Irvine Sarah
Gerard Jordan Jim
Gerry Doherty Joe's Dad
Jonathan Harden David
Juliet Crawford Cathy
Katy Gleadhill Fiona
Mark David Young Alistair
Niamh Cusack Alistair's Mum
Paul Garret Alistair's Dad
Paul Kennedy Sound Recordist
Pauline Hutton Sharon
Richard Dormer Michael
Producer Credit
Andrew Lowe Executive Producer
Don Mullan Associate Producer
Ed Guiney Executive Producer
Eoin O'Callaghan Producer
Marshall Leviten Line Producer
Patrick Spence Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Stephen Wright Producer
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