Calm with Horses (2020)

  • Drama
  • 1h 41m

Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong is an ex-boxer who works for the notorious Devers crime family in rural Ireland. He is the violent right-hand man of Dympna, his best friend and the crime family’s unpredictable protege. But his work disconcerts his ex-girlfriend Ursula, who believes Arm is nothing but a tool for the Devers. She wants him to walk away so they can provide a better life for their autistic son Jack, something Arm can’t easily do. But when Arm is asked to commit his first murder for the family, he must decide where his loyalty truly lies.

Featuring many strong performances, this unflinching crime drama delves into the destructive cycle of violence, and the attempts people can make to escape it.

“an immersive tale of tortured masculinity and divided loyalties” Mark Kermode

“Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis shine in an unflinching underworld tale with flashes of real poignancy” The Guardian

“a portrait of trapped lives” Empire


Nick Rowland




Ireland, UK