Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
A dark, visceral drama and a tale of redemption. Joseph is a broken man who decides to confront his painful past, meeting an unexpected kindred spirit along the way. From director Shane Meadows, with a career-defining performance by Stephen Graham.
Joseph, a painter-decorator and recovering alcoholic in Sheffield, falls into despair when his 9-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex. He begins to be haunted by memories from his past and decides to travel to Ireland to confront his demons.
On his way to come to terms with his past, Joseph revisits a place he has confused and fractured memories of, with tough consequences. There is a spark between Joseph and Dinah, and Dinah is inspired to address some painful memories of her own.