In 1973 young director Peter Medak was at the peak of his career, having just made The Ruling Class with Peter O’Toole (nominated for the Palme d’Or). For his next project he was thrilled to be asked to direct Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther, Dr. Strangelove, Being There), the world’s leading comic actor, in a big budget 17th century pirate comedy called Ghost in the Noonday Sun, scripted by Spike Milligan. What followed was a mind-boggling catastrophe that rivals Lost in La Mancha for its unprecedented set of disasters. Mercurial star Sellers lost confidence in the film as soon as it began on location in Cyprus, firing the producers the first week and then setting his sights on director Medak, as well as his friend co-star Anthony Franciosa. The full-sized sailing ship on which they were shooting ran aground the first day. After more than 40 years the wounds have barely healed for Medak, who exorcizes his demons by telling the story of his worst nightmare working with a difficult genius he loved in this fascinating comic-tragic documentary about what it takes to be a film director and survive your biggest disaster.