Synopsis: A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Zak Hilditch
Production: Netflix
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

[Wilfred] And the conniving man thought

he might use this to his advantage.

Shannon wouldn't be

in your life anymore.

Of course, neither would I.

[Henry] Papa, what are we gonna do?

[Wilfred] Well...

Sometimes the only thing to do...

is... to take the thing

that you must have.


Even if somebody get hurt.

Even if someone dies.



If she was gone...

well, everything would be the way it was.

And all the arguments, that would cease.

We could live here peacefully.


I've offered her everything I can

to make her go, and she won't go.

There's only one thing I can do.

That... we can do.

[Arlette] Henry!

Give your mama a kiss.

What's wrong with you?

Nothing, Ma.

I'm fine.

Can I have some beer?

You can finish that off.

But no more of this tomorrow.

Nor the day after, mind.

Well, a murdered man or a woman

dies not on God's time

but on man's.

And if she is cut short

before atoning for sin,


all errors must be forgiven.

But what about us, Pa?

[Wilfred grunts]

Wouldn't we go to hell?

How can you say so

when you see heaven all around us?

Yet she means to drive us away from it.

And think.

If she does go to Omaha... Well...

she'll be digging her an even deeper pit

in Sheol.

If she takes you...

you'll become a city boy.

Yeah. Just forget all this and...

and start learning city ways.

Begin digging your own pit.

[Arlette] Eat or starve, Henry.

The choice is yours.


And you, you just sit there.

[Henry] Leave off.

- What did you say?

- [Henry] I said...

leave off, so we can be a family again.


The lawyer assures me the land is mine...

to do with as I wish.

And I'm gonna sell.

Now, you can sit here

and smell roasting hogs,

cook your own dinner, make your own bed.

But you, my son,

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Zak Hilditch

Zak Hilditch is an Australian director and writer. He's known for 1922 (2017), These Final Hours (2013) and Transmission (2012). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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