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Fifty Dead Men Walking
Leo Awards 2009 Winner – Best Feature Length Drama
Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2009 Winner - Best British Columbia Film
Vancouver International Film Festival 2009 Winner - Best Western Canadian Feature Film
Inspired by the remarkable true story of the British undercover agent who successfully infiltrated the IRA; writer-director Kari Skogland's fact-based thriller takes its title from Martin McGartland's bestselling novel
Set at the absolute height of the Irish civil conflict, FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING begins as 22-year-old Martin McGartland is recruited by the British police to infiltrate the IRA and report back with intelligence. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process. It’s an extremely dangerous job that could result in death or worse should his true identity be revealed, yet McGartland realizes that the information he’s gathering will save countless lives. At first the prospect of being discovered provided something of a rush for McGartland, though that initial buzz quickly wears off when his true identity is revealed and he’s forced to attempt an impossible escape. Two decades later, McGartland is still on the run.