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This grip­ping drama is not so much a who­dun­nit as a who­saidit. Brendan Glee­son plays Fa­ther James, a vil­lage priest on the Ir­ish west coast who hears the chill­ing con­fes­sion of a lo­cal parish­ioner. The un­seen speaker de­clares he will kill the man of the cloth in seven days’ time. If that’s not enough of a knockout premise: Fa­ther James ap­pears to know the iden­tity of his fu­ture as­sas­sin. There is only a hand­ful of adult men who live in the vil­lage. While Cal­vary could be re­garded as a com­edy at times, the sense that time is run­ning out – and that Fa­ther James will not be run­ning away – keeps the ten­sion lev­els ris­ing un­bear­ably high.

Brendan Glee­son

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