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.
Peter Mullan : Joseph
Eddie Marsan : James
Olivia Colman : Hannah
Hannah: I feel safe with you.
Joseph: Nobody’s safe with me.
This was a damn good movie. One that holds you tight and won’t let go. One that shakes you up and once again points out that your everyday life isn’t so bad. A fairly heavy movie with partner violence as an emotional topic, intertwined with a religious layer. It’s not exactly a movie you should watch if you are in an emotional dip, because it’s actually a terrible dark depressing film.
The strength of the movie is its realism. The image of rage and violence. I don’t think any of the images or segments used in this movie is exaggerated. It’s not an easy film to watch and it leaves a bitter aftertaste. But the film touched me deeply and was full of intense feelings.