Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.
|Release Date||Sep 05, 2018|
|Production Company||Fastnet Films, Primeridian Entertainment, Samsa Film, Umedia, Irish Film Board|
|Production Countries||Ireland, Luxembourg|
|Casts||Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene, Jim Broadbent, Dermot Crowley, Ruairí Heading, Aidan McArdle|
|Plot Keywords||deserter, famine, revenge, tenant, poverty, ireland, bad landlord, landlord tenant relationship, starvation, 19th century, manhunt, british occupation, connemara, gaelic,|
Irish director and co-writer Lance Daly’s historical revenge epic unfolds in 1847, during Ireland’s Great Famine. A military deserter (James Frecheville) returns home to Connemara to discover that his mother is dead and his brother has been executed by the occupying British forces. Instead of migrating to America, he decides to plot a vendetta against the British officials and complicit local elites who are responsible for the tragedies in his community.