Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath. Written by
Almost a love story
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Kenneth More claimed in his autobiography that he can be seen for a split second in the background of one shot in the release print of the film. This might have entitled him to sue the film company, but (he also claimed) he was so fond of director William Wyler that he rejected that idea. See more
You can call Freddie "Lightning" because of the speed he can change his socks. When he and Miranda agree on the four weeks, we can see that in the cellar Freddie has brown socks on. But right after that when he sits down in the garden, his socks are blue. See more
I've stayed the four weeks.
I just have to have you here a little longer.
Why? What more can I do? What more can you want?
You know what I want... it's what I've always wanted. You could fall in love with me if you tried. I've done everything I could to make it easy. You just won't try!
Referenced in Paprika