Check out the official Irish trailer for The Truth Commissioner, the tense political thriller starring Roger Allam, Barry Ward, Conleth Hill and Sean McGinley.
The film is out on Friday 26th February and will be screening in the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Sunday 21st February.
Set in a post-troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield (Allam), a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.
The story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved inthe disappearance, 20 years earlier, of the 15-year-old Connor Roche. Though Stanfield starts bravely, he quickly uncovers some bloody and inconvenient truths about those now running the country; truths which none of those in power are prepared to have revealed. Everyone claims to want the truth, but what is it going to cost, and who is going to pay for it?
Directed by Declan Recks (Eden) and adapted from David Park’s award winning novel ‘The Truth Commissioner’ by Eoin O’Callaghan,the film looks behind the rhetoric surrounding the Northern Ireland peace process and was filmed on location in Belfast, Derry and Dublin.
The film was produced by David Collins for Samson Films, and Eoin O’Callaghan and Kevin Jackson for Big Fish Films with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Film Board, BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The Truth Commissioner will be released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard Distribution on Friday, 26th February.
Tickets for ADIFF screening on Sunday 21st February can be booked online here: https://diff.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873547449