Five Minutes of Heaven
Based on the life of Alistair Little, a former member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, Five Minutes of Heaven is a powerfully unsentimental docudrama about a murderer and his victim against the backdrop of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Little, who saw his first murder aged 14 and, when he was 17, killed a Catholic called James Griffin, is played by Liam Neeson. The film imagines a meeting between Griffin’s brother Joe (played by James Nesbitt) and Little. It explores the tough questions about reconciliation.
Little went to prison for 12 years and is now engaged in helping people towards conflict transformation and restorative justice.