The 2720s: The Earth is in decay and so are many of its colonies. A young and terrible kid is growing up by himself in a single-room "kindergarten cell" surrounded by the high-tech of the new millennium. For one of his birthdays, he receives an android nurse: beautiful woman-transformer, programmed to teach and protect the kid. Eventually the kid grows, gets accepted in the Space Academy and discovers enemies and friends as he races through the known Universe in the search for the Space Firebird, a semi-mythical creature of energy. In an effort to know the race of such a tenacious explorer, the creature "enters" the android and falls in love with its master and friend. Written by
Radu Luchianov <email@example.com>
The karmic wheel has turned to 2772.
Did You Know?
While the film's story is completely original, it incorporates elements from the various tales in the "Phoenix" anthology:
- the setting of the tale (a worn-out planet populated by people and run by computers) was taken from the "Future" story;
- the hunt for the Phoenix amidst political conflict is drawn from the "Turbulent Times" story;
- the space odyssey with Dr Saruta was inspired by the "Space" story;
- Godo's return to his homeworld (even though he lives on a paradisaical planet) is based on the "Nostalgia" story;
- and the two opposite central characters (Godo and Rock) whose lives are altered forever by the Phoenix was taken from the "Karma" story.
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