The Treaty

  |  108 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
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This made-for-television drama chronicles the events surrounding the signing of the Irish-British treaty over Christmas 1921 which resulted in civil war. Michael Collins (Brendan Gleeson) is sent to London to represent Irish leader Eamon De Valera (Barry McGovern) in the negotiations with British premier David Lloyd George (Ian Bannen). However, Collins' participation in the drawing up of the treaty makes him a marked man, particularly when De Valera subsequently denies his own involvement, leading the Irish rebellion and going on to rule the country for another fifty years.