Antony Sher as Genghis Cohn, a Jewish music-hall comedian whose World War II death was ordered by Nazi officer Otto Schatz (Robert Lindsay). Years later, Schatz is living the life of a highly respected police commissioner in the small town of Licht when Cohn's ghost returns to haunt him. And not just haunt him-to taunt him, to ridicule him unmercifully, to turn him into a suicidal laughingstock. There's a subplot about a series of murders Schatz is investigating, and a religious conversion that has to be seen to be believed
Seventeen-year-old Mary travels from Ireland to London with boyfriend Bimbo and his best friend Mickey. Their first stop is an abortion clinic, and while Mary is in care, Mickey shaves off his hair. Mary discharges herself, and racked with pain and guilt, joins up with the boys who want to stay in London. In despair, Mary jumps into the Thames, and Mickey thinks she is dead. He tells Bimbo that she has gone back to Ireland, and the two boys look for work...