Mark Mason lives a seemingly idyllic life. But with his sons approaching adulthood, and his wife Paula finding fulfilment in a new business venture, he begins to feel marginalized. Almost inevitably Mark embarks on an affair, and feels no guilt - in his mind these intoxicating feelings of passion and excitement have nothing to do with his love for Paula. Extending this parallel universe into the physical world, he secretly rents rooms in a house in Marylebone - but when Mark's wife discovers his affair and throws him out of the family home, Mark is forced to hide out in his rented rooms. There, suffering a deep sense of personal crisis, he turns his back on his family, business partner, friends, and the world in general. Can Mark work out what he wants from life? And can his family and friends forgive him for his betrayal?
Mark Mason lives a seemingly idyllic life. But with his sons approaching adulthood, and his wife Paula finding fulfilment in a new business venture, he begins to feel marginalized. Almost inevitably Mark embarks on an affair, and feels no guilt - in his mind these intoxicating feelings of passion and excitement have nothing to do with his love for Paula. Extending this parallel universe into the physical world, he secretly rents rooms in a house in Marylebone - but when Mark's wife discovers his affair and throws him out of the family home, Mark is forced to hide out in his rented rooms. There, suffering a deep sense of personal crisis, he turns his back on his family, business partner, friends, and the world in general. Can Mark work out what he wants from life? And can his family and friends forgive him for his betrayal?
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A World Apart

A World Apart