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Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'

Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'

In the new film "'71," set in bloody Northern Ireland during the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants, a young soldier must find his way back to his barracks. It's a story both simple and filled with complexities, a gripping, straight-ahead chase movie that's also politically aware. Opening to rave reviews in limited release on Friday — it expands to more theaters this week — the picture is bound to draw some attention for its star, Jack O'Connell, recently seen in the lead role in Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." But " '71" is perhaps most notable as the bold feature debut for director Yann Demange. Demange is a...

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