A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he can not adapt to their repressive ways.
In a futuristic totalitarian utopian society, babies are created through genetic engineering, everyone have predestined place in society and their minds are conditioned to follow the rules. A tragic outsider jeopardizes the status quo.
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.