A beautifully paced film directed with great assurance by Ryan Redford, about a lonely war veteran, who 7 years after the war arrives at the family home of a fellow soldier. He’s been brain damaged, still carries his bayonet, has the crude behaviour of the the squaddie and has still not recovered from the experience of killing. The juxtaposition of this with the family home life and the innocence of the sleeping children and caring mother creates an almost unbearable tension as you expect the worst to happen. The acting is superb.
Through I feared this would all turn into extreme violence, but this accomplished feature does not go where you expect. One to watch