Leonard and Maria live in splendid isolation in their remote Cumbrian cottage. However, age has caught up with Leonard and Maria. Their middle-aged son Daniel arrives to help. But since his last visit his parent’s lives have slipped from eccentricity into chaos. They can no longer cope. Leonard has decided to become bedbound and is even more defensive and antagonistic than he was before. Daniel’s mother is delighted to see him but does not want to talk about the mundane practicalities of her life. With only a few days free from work Daniel quickly sets about trying to restore some order to their arrangements but is confronted by the highly adversarial relationship he has with his father.
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March 28, 2018