The film takes place in the rural Devon countryside, where a family of four has just moved from London. Events are related from the perspective of 15 year-old Tom, who is unhappy with life away from the city.
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Disturbing doesn't even cover it. Ranks among the most nausiating film experiences I've had. Not because it is bad - that not what I'm saying - merely that it really succeeds portraying something awful.... and afterwards you won't know what to do.
[Spoilers] Deeply disturbing portrait of child abuse in a family, which dares to show an abuser not as a monster but as for the most part a loving parent. The final scene, which implies the cyclical nature of abuse, is one of the most brutal ever endings in film. Belmont's performance especially is staggering.