Tim, an airline pilot and Angela, his young, beautiful wife, live the successful urban dream in a streamlined apartment in the inner city. One night a friend of Angela's, Dez, pays them a visit. There's just one problem: Angela flatly denies she's ever met him, and despite Dez's growing protestations, she wants him out. Rejected and humiliated, Dez leaves. But not before making some seemingly ominous threats. Now Angela and Tim are having trouble readjusting. Dez has thrown their comfortable lives out of kilter and fear of future incursions escalates.
Enter Dick, private eye – smarmy and menacing by turns, a Man who Makes Things Happen. Though he charges by the hour and his approach is definitely unconventional, Dick may be exactly what the situation requires...
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EXTRACT: Don't get me started on the level of hygiene in the majority of public toilets. You try applying the tools of the trade under a blue fluoro-light. I remember a time when you didn't need safe needle disposal for taking a shit. But there you go. There's nothing funny anymore. Everything's gone beyond laughter. It's open slather out there. I'll give you the precis. Number one rule for happy living - be true to yourself. No one else is going to be. And that way - at least you'll know you're the real deal.Adult themes, Adult language
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EXTRACT: Some people have a grasp on how short life is. They realise that being significant outweighs all other considerations. Some people don't. And one day they die insignificantly. Which are you? What is it you hoped to gain from this torment of your shitpot remote torture amateur psychology? Because you know what you achieved? I will put you in a sleeper hold. I will put you in a stranglehold that will make your balls drop. You even mention her name and I will descend on you with the wrath of the righteous.Adult themes, Adult language
"Wilding is careful to keep the audience guessing and their sympathies swinging by making the situation unsettlingly ambiguous."
"The modern taste is for a blurring of the boundaries between these two poles. Iâ€™m all for bringing the opposites back and watching them both fail."