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Hostage

UK, 1984 (MIFF 1985)

Director: Aisling Walsh

A tense drama about a terrorist group holed up in a remote farmhouse in the Irish Republic. Veronica Quilligan plays the odd woman out who gradually assumes control in the war of nerves that ensues when their hideout is discovered.

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