Peter Mullan wrote and directed this Glasgow based, black-comedy. On the eve of their mother's funeral, three sons and a daughter gather in a pub. The eldest, Thomas (Gary Lewis), is singing a tribute to her when local youth Duncan (Malcolm Shields) starts laughing. Thomas' brother Michael (Douglas Henshall) attacks the boy and is stabbed in the subsequent melée. Vowing revenge, John (Stephen McCole), the third brother, goes in search of a gun. The events set in motion by the stabbing escalate as the family tries to cope with their anger and impotence in the face of death.