Fools of Fortune

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Fools of Fortune ★★½ 1990 (PG-13)

Adaptation of William Trevor's novel depicting Willie Clinton's childhood and adult experiences of family dramatics played against the backdrop of post-WWI Ireland. During the Irish war for independence, a family is attacked by British soldiers, creating emotional havoc for the survivors. Though well-acted and poignant, it's a rather disjointed and straying shamrock opera. 104m/C VHS . GB Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Iain Glen, Julie Christie, Michael Kitchen, Sean McClory, Frankie McCafferty, Mick (Michael) Lally; D: Pat O'Connor; W: Michael Hirst; M: Hans Zimmer.