Wee Thomas the cat has been killed. What's worse, he was the beloved pet of Padraic, a ruthless Irish hitman who considers the IRA, "too soft." As the folks back home fight over who has to break the bad news, the violence escalates. A few murders, several dismembered bodies and a smattering of cow mutilations later, all is finally right with the world again.
In this wickedly funny black comedy, Martin McDonagh considers the implications of outrageous reactions to small misunderstandings.