Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
An embittered ex-IRA soldier and widowed father finds his efforts to keep his family together crumbling due to his own tyrannical approach to parenting in director Tom Cairns' adaptation of the novel by John McGahern. Michael Moran (Tony Doyle) has witnessed enough death and destruction to last a lifetime, and now that his wife is gone Michael is desperate to keep the family together. But Michael's daughters are bound together by fear of their brutal father, and his sons long for the day they will never have to endure another beating. As his children strike out on their own, a failed father is left to deal with his broken heart all alone.
daughter, family-dynamics, family-strife, IRA (Irish Republican Army), widow/widower