Widower Joseph (Mullan) is given to fits of uncontrollable rage. Ducking into a charity shop, he meets Hannah (Colman), who offers to pray for him. Though hostile, Joseph comes to see that Hannah has her own problems. Fleeing her abusive husband (Marsan), Hannah takes refuge with Joseph but the consequences of violence linger.
A great deal more than a misery memoir on film, this character study is as gripping as any hardboiled thriller, delivering emotional content that’ll stay with you for a long time. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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