War-torn Belfast is the setting for this absorbing drama involving two couples who are about to become parents for the first time. McAleer is a disabled Catholic man who has come to rely on his wife for many of his needs after being shot. Although the two have a rocky life, they look
forward to the forthcoming birth of their child. Lawson, representing an opposite position, is an often-drunk member of the Ulster Defense League who shows an occasional glimmer of tenderness in his infrequent sober moments. In the end he and McAleer strike up a friendship of the moment as they
sit in the waiting room outside the maternity ward where their wives are in labor. The women...