With peace declared in Northern Ireland, an Irish Catholic man (James Nesbitt) secretly plans to avenge his brother's long-ago murder at the hands of a Protestant gunman (Liam Neeson), despite very public attempts at reconciliation. Inspired by true events, this thriller received the World Cinema Directing and Screenwriting awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
"A tightly structured, nerve-crunching tense drama…. One of those rare films which is both riveting and important."—Screen International
"The combination of an outstanding script by Guy Hibbert and such a viscerally exciting film-maker as Hirschbiegel lifts Five Minutes of Heaven to a powerful cinematic experience."—Screen Daily