Starring Irish-born Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, and AlanRickman, this extraordinary historical epic was directed by celebratedNeil Jordan and received two Academy Award nominations. Michael Collins,one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes,leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Having come of agein the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression andbloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, Collins was arrestedduring the 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrenderedto the overwhelming military power of the British forces after a six-daystandoff at Dublin's General Post Office. Upon his release, he tookleadership of the Irish independence movement and strove to create afree and peaceful country. Irish pop singer/activist Sinead O'Connorprovides haunting vocals in the Oscar-nominated score.