While on a brief visit to Nashville, British attorney Wolfgang Leighton (Julian Sands) gets on the wrong side of Southern hospitality when an encounter with local lovely Sally Lomas (Denise Crosby) results in his arrest for murder. Now Leighton must extricate himself from a perplexing American justice system made even more baffling by an unusually hostile judge (Rod Steiger). Nicolas Gessner helms this thriller.
Nicolas Gessner (born 17 August 1931, in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian-born film maker who mostly worked in France. His movies are often characterized by strange, quirky atmospheres and unusual cast mixing French and international actors. Starting from the early 1980s, Gessner mostly worked for television. —Wikipedia