Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman: is he a faker or a lunatic?
“Voorman is a prisoner who maintains he is a god.”
Diagnose him insane and they can ship him off to the asylum. But before making a decision, the doctor has several questions in relation to Voorman’s claim: why would a god choose to be straitjacketed in a prison, is there a way he can validate his boast and what has any of this got to do with Belgium?
“These fragments I have shored against my ruins (T.S. Eliot)”
Michael (Kieran Hill) returns to his childhood home in the north of England to accompany his father (Chris Langham) to one last trip to the football. Michael, a successful photographer in London, no longer feels at home in the parochial environment of his upbringing.
With little interest in football and almost no emotional connection with his father, Michael struggles through the game as a bored spectator whilst his father is both irritable and irritating. As time passes, though, Michael soon realises that his father’s bad-tempered quirks could be the signs of something graver.