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Five fables, each set in a different historical era, make up this quirky comedy from director [[Performer~P90193~Bill Forsyth~billforsyth]]. Each tale features [[Performer~P116900~Robin Williams~robinwilliams]] as a basically decent but troubled average man named Hector. Beginning with the Bronze Age, where Hector struggles for survival against barbarians, the film proceeds through Roman times, the Middle Ages, and the 16th century, concluding in the present day, where Hector is a divorced father attempting to reconcile with his children. The film clearly intends to draw parallels between these stories in order to illustrate the universal nature of human experience, though the segments themselves vary widely in tone, from broadly comic to philosophically reflective. Additionally, some may find the film's attempts at creating a fantasy atmosphere rather cloying, while others may be charmed by the project's determined oddness and whimsicality. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast

Robin Williams
as Hector
John Turturro
as Lucinnius
Anna Galiena
as Beatrice
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Priest
Hector Elizondo
as Dom Paulo
Lorraine Bracco
as Anna
Lindsay Crouse
as Janet
Kelly Hunter
as Deirdre
Helen Miller
as Betsy
William H. Macy
as Boris
Grace Mahlaba
as Thalia
Theresa Russell
as The Storyteller
Jonathan Hyde
Susie Figgis
Sharon Howard-Field
Lizzy McInnerny

Crew

Bill Forsyth
Director
David Puttnam
Producer
Robert F. Colesberry
Producer
Bill Forsyth
Screenwriter
Michael Coulter
Cinematographer
Louis Kramer
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nelson Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Ellis
Editor
Norman Garwood
Production Designer
Andrew Precht
Art Director
Keith Pain
Art Director
Steve Norris
Associate Producer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Sharon Howard-Field
Casting
Susie Figgis
Casting
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