This is a tragic tale of the troubled Ireland, specifically how the troubles ruined one family. It begins shortly after WW I at Kilneagh, the estate belonging to the Quintons. In this dream of aristocratic life, Mr. Quinton (Michael Kitchen), his wife, Evie (Julie Christie), and their
three beautiful children enjoy all the benefits of the landed gentry. The idyll is shattered when a worker's body is found hanging from a tree, his tongue cut out. He was rumored to have been an informer to the Black and Tan, the despised paramilitary force the British have sent to quell Irish
rebellion. An orgy of revenge is then released upon the Quintons by the Black and Tans. Led ...