Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film's setting.
Duncan Smith <email@example.com>
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First feature film produced with financial involvement of Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board. See more
I used to read them round here til it got too uncomfortable. They kept turning up black. Who wants to pay to see the ace of spades?
Am I going to cross water, Mae?
When the last day comes, I think everyone'll turn up black, all over this city. Thousands and thousands of aces of spades on the same day at the same hour, and we'll know it not.
Irish traditional melody
Played by Danny on the saxophone See more