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This film, released at the time under the title Light Years Away, is an intriguing variation on the master-apprentice theme. A restless young man with no ambitions is taken in by a mysterious old man who undertakes to teach him.
As in all apprenticeships, the young man must overcome a number of tests in order to be admitted to the inner sanctum of the Master's wisdom.
At this point the prospective viewer might imagine the story is set in a fairytale world full of magic and mystery, but instead he will find himself facing the bleak Irish countryside that serves as a great counterpoint to the mystery in the plot.
Do not be put off by the relative obscurity of this film, it is a true work of art.
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