Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Owen is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money running out however, Lamb is forced to make some terrible decisions.
One of coldest, driest, most painful films ever made in England. A love story with sad irony, but no humor. You will appreciate a young Liam Neeson, in one of his first effort as protagonist. And the lovely and desperate little Hugh O'Conor: he will face the priests' life again, as one of them,in Lasse Halstrom's CHOCOLAT (2000). A picture you'll never forget.