R | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
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Opening film at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
Miette: What about them? What do you know?
le scaphandrier: He takes them. The Devil takes them away. In his boat... he takes them to Hell.
Miette: What Hell?
le scaphandrier: The tattooed man: he knows where. The map... the map of the minefield is tattooed on his body.
The words from The Original that Miette remembers in flashback (after she receives Uncle Irvin's dream message) differ slightly from what The Original actually said, although the point of the message is still the same.