Stephen has agoraphobia and, in the flat he won't leave, meticulously labels and stores everything from nail clippings to urine. In long flashbacks we see a trip to the continent he took with his only friend Bunny, an outgoing, inveterate gambler. The European trip is a bit dull (Stephen wants to visit every museum imaginable) until one night in Poland they meet Eloisa, a Spanish waitress, and offer to drive her home for her city's fiesta. We can guess that the trip won't end well - because Stephen is now stuck in his flat with occasional visits from Bunny - but will anything in the reverie move Stephen to action? Written by
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The character of Bunny was based on Simon Farnaby
's grandfather. He mentions in the commentary that his grandfather once had a secret hole in a his house that tunnelled to the pub next door. See more
When they pull up at the gas station they fuel the car, which is a Trabant, in the back of the car. The Trabant's fuel tank is to the front, under the hood and so is the hole where you put the pump in. See more
For some time now, Stephen Turnbull has been a man of routine. Every day he showers for twenty seven minutes, brushes for four, gargles for eight and flosses for seven. He then files the floss, stacks his urine and notes its PH. Next he washes everything that has so far touched his body, completes a 200-page book of bumper crosswords and watches eight episodes of Ray Mears' Extreme Survival on videotape. Then it's time for lunch.
References Paddington Bear
Alone Again Or
Performed by Love
Written by Bryan Maclean
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK LTD
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