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O'Brien, Rebecca

Overview
Works: 60 works in 218 publications in 7 languages and 4,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Posters 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.W3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rebecca O'Brien
The wind that shakes the barley by Cillian Murphy( Visual )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
Land and freedom by Ken Loach( Visual )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. A local man in 1936-Liverpool and wrestling with disillusion decides to join the fight against fascism in Franco's Spain. He finds himself deeply drawn to the cause and character of his new comrades, the Republican freedom-fighters, especially the beautiful Blanca. Unfortunately, political infighting threatens to do them all in
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up at the depot only to find there is no work for them
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe is out of work, but keeps sane by coaching the self-styled worst football team in Glasgow. When one of Joe's players gets involved with some local gangsters a chain of events is set in motion which not only threatens the lives of those concerned, but also comes between Joe's budding love affair with social worker, Sarah--Container
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clare O'Brien, a shopkeeper's daughter, and David Power, the village doctor's son, dream of escaping from their lives in Castlebay, Ireland. Set in the 1950's
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Northern Ireland, two American researchers investigate the torture of civilians by Government Security Forces. When Paul is given a tape containing explosive evidence, he is "accidentally" killed and his partner Ingrid joins forces with a tough cop to expose the truth
Route Irish by Ken Loach( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fergus (Womack) returns to his native Liverpool for the funeral of his childhood friend Frankie, a fellow private security contractor who has been killed on "Route Irish", the deadly and now infamous stretch of road between Baghdad airport and the Green Zone
Ae fond kiss = (Just a kiss) by Ken Loach( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, he dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin
Tierra y libertad by Ken Loach( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"En la Guerra Civil Española, David, un ciudadano inglés, se enrola en el ejercito popular. El miliciano inglés se enamora de Blanca, una atractiva anarquista. David y Blanca están convencidos de luchar por la defensa de la libertad. La igualdad entre las personas y el compartir tierra y bienes, sin existencia de clases sociales son los ideales que defienden. Pero a veces el enemigo no sólo está entre las filas del bando adversario."--Cameo web site
It's a free world! by Ken Loach( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Angie and her flatmate Rose decide they can be their own boss. They set up a recruitment agency for immigrant workers, which operates in a twilight world where labour is cheap and laws are made to be ignored"--Container
The angels' share La part des anges ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Just a kiss by Ken Loach( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mots-clés : couple ; culture - différence ; identité culturelle
El Viento que agita la cebada ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En la Irlanda de principios de siglo, bajo el dominio del imperio británico, dos hermanos irlandeses se alistan a la guerrilla creada para luchar contra las escuadras British Black y Tan, tropas británicas que habían sido enviadas para sofocar las aspiraciones independentistas de Irlanda en 1919
Martino unstrung a brain mystery by Pat Martino( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso Pat Martino underwent brain surgery that saved his life but erased all memory, some emotion and the ability to play. There he should have remained but after years in the wilderness he made an impossible comeback of astonishing power and mastery. Martino's story takes neuropsychologist Paul Broks to the outer realms of science to explore the mysteries of memory, self, creativity, and to reconsider who we are."--Container
Pan y rosas la lucha ha empezado by Ken Loach( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya y Rosa son dos hermanas mexicanas que trabajan, en condiciones de explotación, como limpiadoras en un edificio de oficinas del centro de Los Angeles. Un encuentro con Sam, un apasionado activista norteamericano, cambiará sus vidas. Sam las ayuda a tomar conciencia de su situación laboral, para que emprendan una campaña de lucha por sus derechos. Pero este combate las pone en peligro: pueden perder su trabajo y ser expulsadas del país
 
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Languages
English (130)
Spanish (15)
German (11)
Italian (4)
French (3)
Catalan (3)
Multiple languages (1)
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