"Omagh" uses its handheld camerawork and jump cuts to tell a powerfully personal story. Michael Gallagher(Gerald McSorley, who is superb) frantically searches for his son Aiden(Paul Kelly), who had gone into town to buy a pair of jeans, in the wake of the explosion. Later, after he buries his son, he becomes an accidental activist, using his eloquent voice to unite the victims' families, as the pain never quite goes away. However, in the search for answers, Michael is in danger of losing sight of what is truly important.
The film deals with the events leading up to and following the terrible Omagh bombing.
What the film sheds light on is the grief and anger of the families affected by the bomb ,and how there personal quest for justice would see them uncover evidence the police and security forces would rather see buried.
The film is shot in a documentary style yet it never becomes a preachy film ,instead it shows a group of people trying to put there lives back together while at the same time seek justice for the victims of the Bomb.
A powerful film and one which demands to be seen
Taut direction from Vantage Point man, Pete Travis, who stretches the tension leading up to the deadly blast to almost unbearable levels & an emotionally powerful understated performance by Gerard McSorley as the father of one of the victims trying to hold himself & his family together as they search for the truth & strive for justice.
It's not as easy watch by any means, but it is a very important film to see to ensure victims of such attrocities are never forgotten.