They lie about it. Dad hitting Mom. But ten-year old Benjamin have had it with lies. Taking Dad's pricey puppy as hostage Benjamin forces Dad to apologize to Mom. Unfortunately for all of them, Daddy is not the apologizing kind.
Ten year old Benjamin and his mother, live on an isolated farm, under the violent reign of his father. Mother takes the beating and tries to cover up and keep things normal.
But when Benjamin one day witnesses this beating and his suspicions are turned into facts, Benjamin wants his father to apologize to mother for hitting her. Naively Benjamin believes that things can be set straight with words alone. And, when Benjamin worsens the situation by taking father's puppy as a hostage, things escalate to a point where mother has to step up and do what she should have done a long time ago.