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Preston is an indecisive film school lecturer who dreams of being a great film director like the European directors whose work he teaches - Bergman, Fellini, Truffaut, Antonioni, Godard and Buñuel. One day his wife leaves him, telling him that she believes he will never be anything more than a teacher. Depressed, Preston is visited by the ghost of Ingmar Bergman who tells him to use his misery as the material for a great film just as he did in his 'Scenes from a Marriage'. Taking Bergman's advice, Preston decides to make a film, in an attempt to prove his wife wrong and in the hope of winning her back. Using the facilities of the school and the students as his crew, Preston shoots his film but soon finds that he is visited by the ghosts of series of famous, dead European directors who offer him advice on how to improve his film. Following their wise but disparate counsel his film goes wildly out of control and becomes a huge, sprawling, incoherent mess.

  1. Chris Waitt

    Director, Writer

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  1. Chris Waitt

    Preston Ennis

  2. Celia Diane

    Celia Diane

    Sophie Beauvoir

  3. Sidsel Siem Koch

    Sidsel Siem Koch


  4. Simon Fisher-Becker

    Simon Fisher-Becker

    Alfred Hitchcock

  5. Robin Boissevain

    Robin Boissevain


  6. Patrick Cassells

    Police man

  7. Orkhan Ata

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