The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
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A pacy synthesis of political crime thriller unexpectedly shot through with mystical and mythical allusions. What could have been another, perfectly competent, thick-eared police investigation yarn - and the lead character is taciturn for sure - is here confidently handled with the disparate elements suffused with skill, such as the lovely touch of the ghostly rejoinders of the dead daughter. Avoid the later film.