An Irish soldier exacts his revenge on those that have harmed his family in Lance Daly's compelling western revenge thriller set amidst the desolate landscape of Ireland’s potato famine.
1847, Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney (James Frecheville), a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. Discovering his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English he sets on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy. But when an old army comrade, Hannah (Hugo Weaving), is dispatched to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution, personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives.
Addressing one of the most traumatic periods in Irish history - a story that has barely registered on the big screen before – this powerful, resonant and beautifully performed film provides a visionary telling of the darkest days in Irish history.Download Programme Notes (PDF)