In his own confessional, a priest is told he will be killed. He has been chosen as a good man whose death will atone for innocent victims of the Church. Thus begins a darkly satirical exploration of a contemporary Ireland rocked by loss of confidence in Catholic authority as well as by economic turbulence. Though toughened by his experience of the world before entering the Church, the priest has his own demons to wrestle with. As he prepares to confront his destiny, the morally compromised locals he encounters all test his faith in some way and even taunt him. The craggyfaced Brendan Gleeson, rugged as the coast and country around Sligo, brings conviction and intensity to the role of the priest in this thriller with a serious moral dimension.

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