The story, in flashback, of the death of a British Telegraph engineer in Georgia, USSR in 1920. Caught up in a civil war, and a war between his girlfriend and the women the Company send as “Christmas presents”, he seeks asylum in a small patch of British territory (round one of his telegraph poles).
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Imagine a Guy Maddin film that maintained its hold on story while acing every detour and justifying each embellishment, making the known world of history as entrancing as its own, purely fabricated cosmos.