The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by
In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »
You said something about your wife Tyrannosaurus or something?
What's Tyrannosaurus about? Yeah
It was a joke name... In Jurassic Park you know the movie, there's a scene where the kids are scared, they're looking out the glass and they hear the Tyrannosaur coming. As it thumps its way towards them
[thump, thump, thump]
the glass starts to ripple... So
my wife was a big lady, and you'd hear her going up the stairs and it was like
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This superb film represents a coming of age for director Paddy Considine. It's a work of genius and a genuine work of art.
Stunning performances are delivered by all of the cast members, right down to the minor roles. The wee lad is brilliant! However the stage is stolen by the 2 lead actors, Mullan and Colman. Their chemistry brings tears to the eyes on a number of occasions. Marsan is brilliant too. His character is at times more frightening and sinister than Mullan's, which is obviously what was intended!
The film is at times very hard to watch because there are literally no punches pulled at any point. The ride is worthwhile though - it is utterly compelling, deeply thought provoking stuff. Just brilliant.
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