Constable Evan Evans, sole police officer in the charming
Welsh village of Llanfair, is assigned to assist an expedition to raise a
World War Ii German bomber plane from a lake. The whole venture is being filmed
for a documentary on World War !!, and Evans tries to assist the film crew by
finding them local people with stories to tell. Little does he realize that
resurrecting the past can sometimes mean opening old wounds. After some
unhappy confrontations, it is not just the villagers who are upset by the
filmmakers. Evan's own life is thrown into turmoil as he discovers his
girlfried Bronwen's past relationship with someone from the film crew.
Tensions build until one of the filmmkaers disappears and is eventually
found dead in a nearby slate mine. The case grows more complex as Evans
slowly uncovers evidence that the victim had many enemies. In the process
Evans also exposes an elaborate World War II scheme to hide paintings from
the National Gallery in a slate! mine. Do these paintings have something to
do with the filmmakers's disappearance? How could he be connected to events
that took place over half a century ago?
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