Calm with Horses

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What initially appears to be a crime thriller, becomes about so much more once you get deeper into this engrossing tale.

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is used as a muscle man for the deadly Devers family, particularly by Daimhin (Barry Keoghan). He is treated like a lap dog doing the violent bidding for the family and he is also kept on a very short leash, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic young son. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

Jarvis’ star turn marks him as a screen talent to watch, and its script brings each character’s best and worst qualities to life with no extraneous exposition.