Still from "The Enigma of Frank Ryan"

New Irish film that links IRA to Nazis a hit at Montreal film festival - VIDEO


Still from "The Enigma of Frank Ryan"

'The Enigma of Frank Ryan,' a new film from Northern Ireland director Desmond Bell, takes a look at IRA activist Ryan, who collaborated with Nazi Germans after they sprang him from a Spanish jail. Dara Devaney plays the controversial Ryan.

According to the Montreal Gazette, while the Irish government took a neutral position during WWII, about 70,000 Irish citizens volunteered for service in the British Armed Forces, in addition to 50,000 from Northern Ireland. However, some IRA sympathizers sought German aid for their cause.

The film has already made waves in Ireland. However, Bell, who diligently researched the complicated history of the film, said he was "more interested in exploring the human side of the Ryan question than the political."

The film made its North American debut at the World Film Festival this weekend.

Here is a clip of the film:


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: