IRE / GB / JAP
Dir: Neil Jordan
Starring: Stephen Rea and Miranda Richardson
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists, with unexpected results for one of his captors
This critically acclaimed thriller features a shot of the entrance to London King’s Cross station, plus an unusual shot of the former Piccadilly Line, Leslie Green-designed, two-storey red brick glazed building of South Kensington Underground station. The fantastic opening tracking shot of a fairground was filmed at Laytown in County Meath and in a close-up shot, one of Northern Ireland Railways three Class 111 General Motors diesels passes over the River Nanny bridge on a train of Mk2s, sadly dubbed to the sound of an HST! The film was known as The Soldier’s Wife until shortly before its release.