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英國/2014/劇情
導演:大衛布萊爾
演員:蜜雪兒菲爾莉、安德魯艾利斯、安德魯提爾南、丹尼爾梅斯

☆「五顆星鉅作。」—電視雜誌
☆「吉米麥高文帶來精彩的犯罪劇情片。」—獨立報

17歲的約翰喬歐西亞開哥哥派翠克的車,載表弟和兩個朋友去披薩店。但約翰喬不曉得他朋友是打算去教訓一個大嘴巴。他在車上等候時,其中一個青年齊爾蘭攻擊無辜路人湯瑪斯,造成湯瑪斯受到致命刀傷。
死亡的湯瑪斯是瑪格麗特和湯米的長子,自從父母離異就很少和父親來往。傷心欲絕的瑪格麗特雖然三餐不濟,但決心讓兒子好好下葬。
約翰喬的父母卡琳和彼特發現這樁意外事件後,既震驚又為天真的兒子擔心。當他們還在討論對警方的說辭,約翰喬徑自前往警局說明。當他清楚提到殺人的是齊爾蘭,好大喜功的刑警海斯丁決定引用英國的聚眾鬧事罪,亦即將涉案的每個人以謀殺罪起訴,包括約翰喬。瑪格麗塔和卡琳在法庭見面,難以同情互相的遭遇。辯護時,約翰喬一家人發現不在犯罪現場並不足以作為辯詞,約翰喬面對嚴峻的抉擇。

 

UK/2014/Drama
Director: David Blair
Cast: Michelle Fairley,Andrew Ellis, Andrew Tiernan, Daniel Mays

☆“Five Stars. Excellent.” – TV Times.
☆“Jimmy McGovern’s harrowing crime drama is another cracker.” – The Independent

Seventeen-year-old Johnjo O’Shea gives his cousin and two mates a lift to the pizza parlour in his brother Patrick’s car. What Johnjo doesn’t realize is that his friends intend to ‘have a word’ with a local loudmouth who needs to be put in his place. As Johnjo waits in the car, one of the boys, Kieran, takes offence at Thomas, an innocent bystander, and fatally stabs him.
Tomas, the eldest child of Margaret and Tommy, had become estranged from his father after the bitter divorce of his parents. Devastated and struggling to make ends meet on her own, Margaret determines to give her son the burial he deserves.
When Johnjo’s parents Coleen and Pete find out about the incident, they’re horrified and concerned for their naive son. While they argue about what to tell the police, Johnjo makes his own way to the police station. However, when Johnjo lays the blame squarely with Kieran, career copper DI Hastings decides that under the UK joint enterprise law, everyone involved can and should be tried for murder, which includes Johnjo.
When Margaret and Coleen come face to face in the courtroom, they find it difficult to feel empathy for each other’s plight. In the battle for justice, Johnjo and his family find that not being present at the murder scene is no defence, and Johnjo is faced with a stark choice.