Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass

Date of Birth: 13 Aug 1955

Country: UK

Biography: Paul Greengrass is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of historic events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His early film Bloody Sunday, about the 1972 shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland, won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival.

Total Credits at Criticker: 2 (Actor), 13 (Director), 8 (Writer)

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    Bloody Sunday
    A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
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    The Bourne Supremacy
    When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
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    United 93
    A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
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    The Theory of Flight
    A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. She admits her wish to be de-flowered before her death. The man declines but offers to help pay for a gigolo to do the deed. The following events play off the inherent comedy and drama of the circumstances.
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    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
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    Resurrected
    True story of a British soldier who is left behind in the Falklands after the war with Argentina. He travels on a journey from the Falkland Islands to his army barracks in England where he is severely beaten and ostracized by his fellow soldiers.
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    Green Zone
    Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.
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    Captain Phillips
    The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (imdb)
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    The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
    Stephen Lawrence was a black London teenager attacked by white racists. His mother Doreen and father Neville fought to have the events properly investigated, culminating in a judicial enquiry into the events, and the inadequate investigation into the events by the Metropolitan Police, London's police force. (imdb)
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    Jason Bourne
    Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. (imdb)
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    Open Fire
    Open Fire (1994) - TV Movie
    David Martin is released once again from prison - he's provocative and aggressive, escaped from prison twice. When he's caught again during a burglary, he shoots one of the police officers. Until 1983 he advances to the most wanted criminal in UK. After a chase through half of London, a suspect is shot by police officer Finn - an innocent, as it turns out, so Finn is suspended. The case becomes a police scandal, when he's even accused of murder. (imdb)
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    22 July
    In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utøya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved. (imdb)
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    News of the World
    A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. (imdb)
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