A beautifully wrought adaptation of William Trevor's haunting novel. Joseph Hilditch (Bob Hoskins) lives a tidy life all alone in the cozy, Birmingham house he once shared with his late mother (Arsinee Khanjian), the hostess of a popular 1950s cooking show. Each
night, Hilditch watches her on the VCR, cooking along to old episodes of her show as he prepares complicated, multi-course meals for no one but himself. He keeps these videotape memories stored in a backroom, but there are other tapes among his collection, documents of a different sort of pastime.
These cassettes record the final moments of the young women Hilditch picks up, then murders, in the front seat ...