Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake) lives a quiet Puritan life with her husband John (Charles Dance) and young son Arthur (Zak Adams), but her simple world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious young couple (Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds) in need. Events to escalate, changing all of their lives forever.
Starts off vaguely promisingly, but gradually reveals itself for what it is - a terribly lame, laughably bad piece that's trying very hard to take itself seriously but seems to have been created by a bunch of university film students during a weekend consisting of too much to drink and overdosing dubious substances. It's not historically interesting in the slightest, gets progressively more moronic as it goes along, and builds up to a crudely executed ending which reminded me of those Monty Python sketches involving blood spurting everywhere. Add to all of this a truly horrible and intrusive score, embarrassingly bad and truly cringe worthy sex scenes, and some of the most cliched hammy acting I've seen for years, you do wonder what on earth Peake and Dance thought they were doing. Nice costumes, but that's about it. Absolute drivel.