Angela Black’s life appears idyllic: a house in suburban London, days working volunteer shifts at a dogs home, two beautiful sons and a charming, hard-working husband – Olivier.
However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela, played by Joanne Froggatt, is a victim of domestic violence. Olivier (Michiel Huisman) is controlling and brutal; but Angela loves him and he’s the father of her children. She can’t leave him, even though she has threatened to countless times.
So she covers her bruises with make-up and fabricates lies to explain away her missing teeth. Until, one day, Angela is approached by Ed (Samuel Adewunmi) a Private Investigator, and he smashes her already strained domestic life to pieces. Ed reveals Olivier’s deepest secrets to Angela, and she is faced with horrifying truths about her husband and his betrayals.
But can Angela trust Ed? And what truths from Angela’s past life will be revealed in the ferocious fight between her and her husband? With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs home to private detectives and buried secrets.
Angela Black is a Hitchcockian thriller that follows one woman as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her adult life.