A young prince is taken for tuition at a seaside hotel but there quickly bores and wanders off to visit a nearby lighthouse. Befriended by the keeper, he learns of a secret world he can see inside the light of the lamp - the world of Taxandria ruled by the dictatorship of the 'eternal present' where all machines, progress and time have been banned. However, a naive but creative printing clerk unwittingly causes a revolution when he upsets a printing press and tries to replace the spilled letters only to have his new words taken for a subversive code. On the run he falls in love with a palace princess, discovers the forbidden art of photography and sets out to fulfill his dream of building a flying machine.
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Elliott Spiers was already gravely ill when the film entered in post-production so it required another actor to read his lines and dub his voice. When the movie was finally presented in 1994 shortly after his death, it was dedicated to his memory. See more
Progress, the source of evil; has been abolished.
Written by Jan Hammer
Performed by Jan Hammer
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21 February 1996 (France)
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