Father & Son (2009)

Recommended
Ireland/UK
Television Mini-Series
Director: Brian Kirk
Writer: Frank Deasy
Cinematographer: Ruairi O'Brien
Composers: Harry Escott, Molly Nyman
Cast: Dougray Scott, Reece Noi, Sophie Okonedo, Ian Hart, Terence Maynard, Stephen Rea, Wunmi Mosaku, John Kavanagh

In Frank Deasy’s unpredictable and generally excellent final piece of writing – a family drama of regret, redemption, and sacrifice, first shown just a few months before he succumbed to cancer – follows a reformed gunrunner from his idyllic Irish country home to the urban hell of his native Manchester, as he attempts to come to the aid of his estranged teenaged son, who is accused of a gang revenge killing. Iain.Stott