1945. The war is over.
Eleven year-old Ralph lives with his mother, plays in bombed-out buildings,
and dreams of the day his father will come home and tell him all about his
heroic battles. But when his father actually does return, he's far from what Ralph
expected: his father is sullen, withdrawn and refuses to discuss the war at all.
As Britain looks to a future fit for heroes, Ralph's father struggles to adjust to
civilian life. Susceptible to fits of crying and uncontrollable rages, his behaviour
starts to directly impact Ralph and his mother, and the community around them.