In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.
8:30 follows an unsuspecting door-to-door salesman, who finds himself stranded in a desert-like suburb as his train returns to the same train station over and over again in what seems to be an infinite loop.
It is believed that an internationally acclaimed American artist Ed Ruscha produced a witty and mysterious object in 1979 that absolutely no one seems to be aware of, a fake rock hidden amongst real ones in the vast Californian desert. Now almost 40 years later, Academy-Award® Winner, artist and filmmaker Pierre Bismuth has set out to find this mysterious hidden piece, with the help of a private detective and two talented Hollywood screenwriters.