This film hits you like a fucking train.
First feature film by Paddy Considine.
As bold, harsh and dark as british cinema can possibly be.
Peter Mullan portrays a broken man, deeply saddened by his life and society, and suppressed by his inner raging emotions. He meets Olivia Colman's character, a religious and loving girl gifted with forgiveness and they form a very strong bond throughout the completely enthralling story.
Mullan's performance is astoundingly good, award worthy. And Colman’s performance is pretty good as well. (World Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performances at 2011 Sundance Film Festival)
Mullan is such an underrated actor.
Visceral and hugely powerful film. Even some scenes are unbearable to watch.