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In Our Name review

Keeping a stable family life after returning from war is a struggle for a pair of army parents

Like Ken Loach’s upcoming Route Irish, this persuasive drama from writer/ director Brian Welsh lays bare the psychological impact of the Iraq war on British combatants returning home.

Refreshingly, the focus here is a female soldier, Suzy (Joanne Froggatt), who struggles to readjust to life with a volatile squaddie husband (Mel Raido) and their eight-year-old daughter (Chloe Jayne Wilkinson).

Welsh cranks up the unease as a flashback-troubled Suzy grows increasingly paranoid.

Anchored by Froggatt’s powerful performance, this is stark social realism steeped in honesty and humanity

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