Two different men navigate a time of change in Irish Politics. A tale of inspiration, aspiration, obligation and hope told with a sense of humour.
How big can one man's head get? Big enough to heal a country? How much can wanting something cloud a man's judgement. When is doing the right thing the wrong thing to do?
Northern Ireland 1998. A ceasefire. A new dawn. The men of violence are off buying new suits to become respectable when the untimely death of an MP opens a door to power.
Two very different men seize the chance to do something with their lives that is bigger than them.
Kevin Higgins is at the height of his powers, a successful career and solid marriage gives him the confidence to tackle anything. His wife is wary of the consequences but supports him.
Simon Lightwood is the latest of a political dynasty. A shy young man dealing with the recent death of his MP father and the turmoil of separation from his first love. He feels the weight of expectation and obligation and sees his life planned out for him.
A terrorist bomb threatens to derail the peace process and thrusts the two into the spotlight . On polling day they must choose between their new obligations and the women they love.