Prosperous professional couple Mike and Christine are settling in for a standard evening of wine, TV and low-level marital hostility when a ring on their doorbell changes everything.
Their son Sebastian is in a little trouble with some local boys, who are quite prepared to camp out and wait for him to get home.
The resulting culture-clash is raw, revealing and nerve-split-tingly tense......
Be warned viewers, this is a grim and depressing movie, one not to be viewed with someone you have not known long.
The claustrophobic setting only mounts to the tension, and the feeling of dread right from the moment we see the boiling broccoli, stays with you right until the last reel.
There are some predictable moments in the film, The two main gang members are like good cop, bad cop. One having complex/complexion issues, the other being apologetic when the other isn't there.
The acting is good, and the camera-work and set is haunting and sometimes quite visceral.
There is no way out for anyone in this movie, and even the innocent are doubted in this, many will ask about the final frame 'did he have the knife/axe' or 'was he scared'.
The film doesn't let up for the duration, and there were many times i had to heavy sigh, as it was very uncomfortable to watch.
But coming from the director of 'from London to Brighton' and 'The cottage', I had a good idea it wasn't going to be a happy experience.
Be warned though, if you do want to see this piece, it is good, but you won't feel very good after watching it.