Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth...
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Gideon Harlax suddenly finds himself in an unidentified militarized city, where the citizens seem to be all sick, who seem to understand his questions but who do not speak English. A public address system streams out monocordic announcements in Estonian spoken backwards. See more
[to Gideon Harlax
Young man! If you must fantasize, do so elsewhere!
According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), no cuts were made to the DVD version (179:37) as it was presented for rating. However, it also informs that the DVD Distributor in 2007 cut 1m 47s from the broadcast precut version (181:24). This shorter version is due to copyright issues involving Hitchcock's Rebecca
and Rear Window
, references and stills that were part of the finale. See more
References Play for Today
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
(BWV 582) (excerpt)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach See more