Paddy Considine plays boxer Matty Burton, who suffers a serious head injury during a fight, which will impact his marriage, his life and his family.
A lifelong boxing fan, writer/director Considine takes the lead role, who we meet in training to defend his world championship title; an award he won by default, when his previous opponent withdrew due to injury. The fight turns out to be a disaster, with Matty getting seriously injured.
What he hasn’t lost, however, is his pride; unable to give voice to his frustrations, he increasingly lashes out in ways that push his marriage to breaking point. This heartfelt, forceful story is Considine’s second as actor/director after 2011’s ‘Tyrannosaur’, and Jodie Whittaker is outstanding as his devoted wife.