At the Inn, he's about to get arrested when he finds a manuscript with strange imaging and a foreign language.
Instead of being arrested, the arresting officer ends up translating the book and finds out it is his own grandfather who was the author, Alfonso van Worden.
Alfonso was of course also in the same Inn, and had stumbled across two princesses who tell him he needs to convert to Islam to provide heirs.
He then has a drink from a Skull goblet, then wakes up under some gallows.
The film gets very strange from there on, tales within tales within tales begin but all seemingly somehow connect.
It's a long film so make sure you have the patience and attention to get through the somewhat puzzling story/stories.
You can see why David Lynch says this is one of, if not his favourite film. And as with 'The Hourglass Sanatorium' you can see he's taken inspiration from it.
To be honest I could probably count the number of black and white films I've seen on two hands. So at first I was rather reluctant in getting into it, I just can't get into black and white films for some reason.
It isn't many I've seen, and most are horrors.
This film like Wojciech Has's other film I've just reviewed 'The Hourglass Sanatorium' isn't a full on horror but fans of horror would be happy watching it.
And this is one black and white movie which I'm happy to say I've seen.
In all I have to give it the same as 'The Hourglass Sanatorium', a hearty
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