A fearless and forthright soldier returns home at the end of the American Civil War to realise that his neighbours are stealing from his family. Will he decide to fight them? What price will the families end up paying for violence and warfare?
Evocative and provocative, this complex relationship drama is set against the tumultuous backdrop of post-Civil War Texas, where two neighboring families are grieving tragic losses while they struggle to survive in the face of poverty and pain.
The cattle-ranching McCluskeys have lost both a son and their entire herd to the war. The Rileys, mourning the loss of wife and mother Mary to illness, eke out a living trapping animals and selling their pelts.
When Seamus Riley's brother-in-law Wade (James Badge Dale) returns from fighting for the Confederacy, he soon discovers that Randolph McCluskey (William Forsythe) and family have been stealing animals from his family’s traps. He decides it is intolerable and takes matters into his own hands, sparking yet another senseless war that will end in tragedy for both families.
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