The life of a lower middle class Liverpool homosexual, which is a summing up of the character’s life and his attitudes towards the remembered events of his life and of his coming to terms with his own mortality.
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Davies' first masterpiece and the first significant development of his signature approach. Here, a series of deathbed recollections allow the filmmaker to move freely between moments of past and present, creating a vague and elliptical structure that's akin to entering into a terrifying hall of mirrors, where every action and interaction is distorted until it becomes a mocking reminder of a life without cheer.