The Massacre of Glencoe (1972)

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The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.


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14 August 2011 | nephihaha
9
| Underrated historical movie
This is an excellent treatment of a notorious incident in Scottish history. We know exactly what's going to happen - it's in the title. But this looming sense of dread balances out any couthiness in the film.

It also avoids being a complete melodrama, by showing the perpetrators as human beings, the complexities and accidents that led to the situation etc. The baddies are conflicted, to say the least. (Cynics would say that's because it's directed by a Campbell!) This makes it a much more rounded film.

Much of the film is on location, with outdoor scenes in Glencoe itself.

The film is actually very short... under an hour. It makes an excellent companion piece to Peter Watkin's "mockumentary" Culloden. And no, it doesn't blame the English for everything either...

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Release Date:

18 August 1972

Language

English, Scottish Gaelic


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK

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