Elephant ★★★★

40 minutes.

18 killings.

3 lines of dialogue.

No structure, seemingly.

No rhyme or reason, seemingly.

Just the elephant in the room.

A brutal uncompromising look at Sectarian assassination that dramatises genuine events and forces you to consider the Troubles in a way that acres of news coverage cannot. Just what is your gut reaction at the end of it? Does the endless cadence of footfall and gunfire go some way to desensitise you or does it make you realise this has to stop.

Those who don't 'get' this, really need to educate themselves. Especially if you live in the UK, there's no excuse.

A minor masterpiece from Alan Clarke.

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