Jim Sturgess and Kari Skogland

Actor Jim Sturgess and director Kari Skogland

Canadian director, producer and writer Kari Skogland discussed her latest film, Fifty Dead Men Walking, during a press conference at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. In attendence with Skogland were film stars Jim Sturgess, Sir Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, and Kevin Zegers.

The somewhat controversial drama is based on the real life story of Martin McGartland, played in the film by Sturgess, who infiltrated the IRA in the late 80s as an informer for the British-run police.

Skogland had the rare opportunity to make the film in co-operation with local Irish officials and the IRA, who both agreed to help the project if it provided a perspective from both sides of the story.

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