Period comedy drama adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany. Horatio Fisk is a cantankerous old man who refuses to grieve over the death of his son in the Boer War. His surviving son tries to work out why, but is defeated until he meets Dean Spanley - a man who may have had a previous life connected to the Fisk family.
Through a surreal exploration of spiritualism, the son comes to understand his father's background. Adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany.
|Horatio Fisk||Peter O'Toole|
|Young Fisk||Jeremy Northam|
|Dean Spanley||Sam Neill|
|Mrs Brimley||Judy Parfitt|
|Swami Nala Prash||Art Malik|
|Nawab of Ranjiput||Ramon Tikaram|
|Harrington Fisk||Xavier Horan|