Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.
Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field.Written by
Name of Director: WHEATley, real name of central actor: SHEARSmith, real name of actor playing evil character: SMILEY. Geddit!!! Oh so droll, this film is so up its own backside you really do have to wonder how this self-indulgent 'trip' got so much publicity. After all, it only took 12 days to produce and pence to fund. Shearsmith is such an expert at playing grotesque and left-field characters though that it is through him that you begin to understand what is going on here. In fact, his performance is a dream. (Geddit - oh, do keep up folks). This is in fact a clever bit of filmography and I was tempted to make a Peter Greenaway comparison - except, that's wrong too. This is definitely not for everyone but that's not to say its without merit. A strange merit is has indeed.
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