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O'Brien, Rebecca

Works: 68 works in 230 publications in 6 languages and 4,548 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Fiction  Motion pictures  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Posters 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.W3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rebecca O'Brien
The wind that shakes the barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,445 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an undocumented worker 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 )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 452 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 his luck, gets a surprise visit from Eric Cantona, the 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 318 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 274 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 )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Loach's acclaimed 1936-set film about the Spanish Civil War stars Ian Hart (David) as a disillusioned young Liverpudlian who decided to follow his principles and join the fight against fascism in Spain. Taking up with a poorly armed Republican alliance, he soon becomes enmeshed in the desperate struggle to protect the country's democratic government from General Franco's advancing armies. David bonds deeply with his comrades, especially the beautiful Blanka, but is dismayed as political infighting threatens to plunge the whole resistance movement into turmoil" --Container
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 180 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 the the depot only to find there is no work for them
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 145 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 99 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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Sullivan, un avocat américain membre de la Ligue internationale des droits civils, est abattu lors d'une mission en Irlande du Nord. Peter Kerrigan, un commissaire britannique intègre, est chargé de l'enquête. Avec l'aide d'Ingrid, la compagne de Sullivan, il découvre que ce dernier a été tué pour la possession d'une cassette mettant en cause la police royale de l'Ulster ainsi que divers dirigeants politiques. Kerrigan est contraint d'abandonner, mais Ingrid essaiera de faire connaître la vérité
Jimmy's hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1932. Jimmy Gralton is back home in the Irish countryside after ten years of forced exile in the USA. His widowed mother Alice is happy, Jimmy's friends are happy, all the young people who enjoy dancing and singing are happy. Which is not the case of Father Sheridan, the local priest, nor of the village squire, nor of Dennis O'Keefe, the chief of the fascists. The reason is simple: Jimmy is a socialist activist. So when the "intruder" reopens the village hall, thus enabling the villagers to gather to sing, dance, paint, study or box, they take a dim view of the whole thing. People who think and unite are difficult to manipulate, aren't they? From that moment on they will use every means possible to get rid of Jimmy and his "dangerous" hall
Route Irish by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-paced conspiracy thriller that delivers a fresh insight into the moral and political corruption at play in Iraq. As well as exploring the abuses perpetrated by private security firms on the ground in Iraq. This film tells the story of Fergus, a private security contractor in Iraq who rejects the official explanation of his friend Frankie's death and sets out to discover the truth
Tierra y libertad by Ken Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificaci©đn Marxista). After being wounded he goes to Barcelona, where he decides to join another group of fighters. They remain in Barcelona and end up fighting other anti-fascist groups. David is disappointed and decides to go back to his old band
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

Roisin, an Irish music teacher, and Casim Khan, a DJ of Pakistani heritage, meet in Scotland and it's almost love at first sight. But Casim's parents are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his cousin Jasmine
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
Just a kiss by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casim Khan, émigré pakistanais de la deuxième génération, travaille comme DJ dans une discothèque de Glasgow et rêve de monter son propre club. Ses parents, Tariq et Sadia, musulmans pratiquants, ont décidé de le marier à sa cousine, Jamine, dont ils attendent l'arrivée en Ecosse. Leur projet semble bien compromis quand Casim s'éprend de Roisin. Jeune enseignante, Roisin est différente de toutes les filles que Casim a fréquentées jusqu'alors. Elle n'est pas seulement belle et intelligente, mais aussi volontaire, indépendante et catholique
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."
Mi nombre es Joe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe está en el paro. Después de ser un alcohólico durante años, ha conseguido dejar de beber y dedica buena parte del tiempo a entrenar al peor equipo de fútbol de Glasgow. Ayuda también a una pareja de jóvenes drogadictos que tienen un hijo y en cuya casa conoce a Sarah, una asistenta social que se ocupa de ellos. Joe y Sarah se enamoran apasionadamente, pero su relación no es nada fácil en un mundo donde la vida cotidiana es realmente dura
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Alternative Names
Rebecca O’Brien

Rebecca O’Brien britische Filmproduzentin

רבקה או'בריאן

ريبيكا اوبراين

English (128)

German (12)

Spanish (12)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Catalan (3)

Hidden agenda