12 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Emotional, challenging, gripping
smint1 from London, England
6 August 2013
Two brothers, reunited after the death of their father in a bleak Irish
backwater. The film explores their complex relationship and the reasons
for Jack's departure and unwelcome return.
The cinematography is stunning, the music sublime, and the plot twists
so that you mentally undo all your assumptions on more than one
occasion. Parts of the film are uncomfortable to watch, yet you can't
tear your eyes away from the screen.
Tom Hopper plays a character so far removed from Merlin's Sir Percival
and extracts such a range of emotions from the viewer that it's
difficult to believe they're the same person. Eoin Macken plays a
feckless Irish drunk. And then so much more. Helen Pearson is
absolutely compelling, even if her role is difficult to watch.
Be prepared to be totally absorbed and then haunted by it.
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