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This is a recreation of a series of interviews done over about a year with Chris, a man with a violent, dangerous past who, now with wife and child, talks about his regret for the pain he has caused to his victims, how his personality was molded by his violent father, and his fears for his young son. Written by kbarrillea

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Excellent one off drama
9 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this on More4 recently. I thought it was going to be a documentary but with the excellent Isaacs in it I knew it was going to be a good drama. But it's done in documentary style and your whole interest lies on whether you want to see JI doing a series of vignettes to camera. He plays a former violent psycho who has tried to amend his ways and Leo Regan films his confessionals in a set of one-on-ones. If you are not a fan of the actor it's best to stay clear but it is a brilliant study in working class, violent,drink and drug macho ism and what makes a man like him tick. I know guys like him honestly and I grew up in areas like his. He's the sort of guy you don't mess with in a pub. His speech patterns and ideals are exactly like many blokes I've known. Isaacs is truly menacing and absorbing at one and the same time. Great piece of work from a great actor working back home for a change.


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