Joseph is a tormented self-destructive and angry drunken old man whose sad life seems one violent episode after another. One day he runs into a Charity Thrift Store to avoid a mob and encounters Hannah the Manager, who as devout Christian. offers to pray for him. On a subsequent visit he soon discovers that Hannah’s life is far from perfect and she has more than her fair share of problems. What develops in this unconventional love story is unexpected and almost as bleak as the setting of this Northern British town.
This movie is the impressive directing debut of actor Paddy Considine who extracts peerless performances from Peter Mullen and Olivia Colman in a truly moving drama.
N.B. Be warned the violence includes animals.