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(2008)

Plot Summary

  • Preest is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless. Milo is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia is a beautiful art student; her suicidal art projects are becoming increasingly more complex and deadly.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • The film is a split narrative set simultaneously in contemporary London and in a future metropolis ruled by religious fervor. It's the story of four lost souls, divided by two parallel worlds, on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • In a parallel world, the dark and chaotic Meanwhile City is ruled and controlled by religious Powers that be. The masked vigilante Jonathan Preest seeks out the evil Mr. Tarrant, who has abducted the eleven year-old Sarah to force her to join the Duplex Ride sect. Preest uses the scum Wormsnakes to find Mr. Tarrant to rescue Sarah. However he is betrayed by Wormsnakes and imprisoned along four years by the religious agents. He learns that Sarah was murdered and when he succeeds to escape from the imprisonment, he chases Mr. Tarrant to kill him and bring justice to Meanwhile City. In London, Emilia Bryant is a suicidal that misses her father and despises her mother. Milo Franklyn is a young man that was left by his wife Karen and seeks comfort with his friends San and Laura. Milo has the sensation that he has seen his red-haired childhood sweetheart Sally on the street and decides to go to his school to research Sally's address. However, he meets her at school and they schedule a date in a small restaurant. Meanwhile, Peter Esser is seeking out his missing son David Esser, who is disturbed with the loss of his sister Sarah, and he meets Bill Wasnik that gives an address to him. Peter goes to visit his son that is wanted by the police and waits for him in the same restaurant that Milo will meet Sally. The worlds of these characters are entwined with revelations about painful truths.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Synopsis

The action switches between contemporary London and Meanwhile City, a gothic-like metropolis in a fantasy world. Meanwhile City is a place in which religion is the rule...

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