Lotus Eaters

Synopsis: A group of young Londoners struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll.
Genre: Drama
Production: Meneret Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min


You're looking thin.

In a bad way.

In a bad way?

I'm fine. I'm just a bit tired.

That's all.

The reason we're all a little

off is because as a society,

we don't live in villages

and communities anymore.

That's what Rufus, my guru,

says. A modern pandemic.

I spent some time in Mystique

and Cottonwoods recently,

You know, rolfing is kind of amazing.

But others can't afford to go to--

Uh, apparently TM

is gonna come back.


Uh, transcendental meditation.


It's like, um... mantra-based...

thing, you know?

You can practice it anywhere,

once you get the hang of it.

But Rufus told me that

one of he students

was doing it on the tube.

There he was, meditating.

When he became enlightened

on the Circle line.

So he just went around and

around and around and around

Yeah, I remember that.

God, it was awful.

I think it's maybe just this

whole Charlie thing, yeah.

Maybe I should just go back to

Heidelberg for a while.

Ooh, why?

What's happening there?

Nothing. It's just

where I'm from.



I just can't rate Rufus.

He carries his runes

in a plastic bag.


That's crazy.

# How do you preach the word

# If you don't know

how to read? #

# When they hold your soul

once you sign the deed #

# Would the sun still rise if

there was no one around? #

# That I'll summon an eclipse

on my way to the lord #

# Let him go, let him go

# Let him go from me

# Let him go, let him go

# Let him go from me

# Jesus for the jugular

# One at a time

# Jesus for the jugular

# One at a time

# Ain't nobody ever gonna--

ever have to die #

# Jesus for the jugular

# One at a time

# Ain't nobody ever gonna--

ever have to die #

# Jesus for the jugular

# One at a time

# Ain't nobody ever gonna--

ever have to die #

One for you...

One for me.

This stuff is gonna

keep us young.

It'll be just

you and me left.

Wouldn't that be nice?

In theory.

This stiff is gonna

keep us firm,

'cause that's

very important.

This says it can turn back time.

Wouldn't that be nice?

We are gonna cover each other

in this stuff tonight,

and fall asleep in each others

arms, and when we wake up,

it will be the beginning again,

and we can do everything


I could, anyway.

I've already started. I went to

a meeting this morning.

That's wonderful.

I get it, this time. The whole

rehab thing didn't work,

because you go away and it's

fine being clean,

in some hospital,

in Switzerland,

but then you get home,

and you don't know what

to do with yourself.

So I think, for me,

it's just better to do

the 12 step stuff here.

You look good.

Look at my eyes.

They look normal.


What did you have

for breakfast?

Ice cream.

Some habits are harder to break

than others.

But you didn't eat anything.

Show me your teeth.

If you stay tonight,

and make me breakfast,

I'll eat it.

How kind of you.

Anything for you.

You see anyone?


I miss you.


Lunch, Alice.

Nice party.

There's less people here today

than there was yesterday.

Listen, have you seen Alice?

She left early.

You didn't.

She wouldn't.

You surprised?


To be honest, I don't know what

you see in her anyway,

apart from the obvious.

The obvious is quite enough,

thank you very much.

Do you know who was here?





Not looking bad, either.

What happened?

Nothing, why?

Hi, Suzi.

You said you were gonna cool.

I thought Orna had

a husband now.

No mention of husbands.

I expect it's past tense.

Past tense.


Who are we talking about?


Orna's back.

Where are you going?

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