A clever fictionalised drama about the ‘Chuckle Brothers’ – Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness and how they might have conducted the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
This remarkable film is based on a little know but common political practice in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. When travelling overseas, it was customary for politicians from opposing factions to travel together to ensure their mutual safety. Ian Paisley (played by Timothy Spall), staunch evangelical Protestant and Unionist leader, and Martin McGuinness (played by Colin Meaney), former leader of the IRA are forced to spend time together during their Good Friday peace talks. Will their proximity help in the quest for peace? Based in truth, The Journey imagines both what was and what could be.