Mahler, the composer has gone with his sister to visit the Emperor of Austria.
Mahler's after a job.
The Emperor isn't too sure and askes Mahler to waltz for him.
A nice pic for the iconner out there.
But what's this - a David Collings character throwing himself in to water? He's not the Emperor at all but fellow composer Hugo Wolfe who has gone insane.
Oh hello - well, we are in a Ken Russell film after all. The audience has expectations.