James Joyce's unfilmable novel is brought to the screen in this interesting but flawed movie. O'Shea is Joyce's Jewish protagonist. Wandering the Dublin streets, he thinks about his dead son, his cuckolding wife, and his own impotence. During his travels he encounters a one-eyed man who
taunts him with anti-Semitic remarks and young student and poet Roeves. He and Roeves go to a brothel where O'Shea is beset by frightening fantasies. Afterward the two men sit up all night talking at O'Shea's house. When Roeves leaves, Jefford, O'Shea's wife, lies awake in bed thinking about her
present and past loves and the possibility of an affair with Roeves. There was no way Jo...