The FountainDVD - 2007
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Three stories explore the quest for eternal life: in the past, conquistadors search for the tree of life, while in the present, a doctor tries to heal his wife, and in the future, an astronaut journeys toward a dying star. While many reviewers felt this film was flawed, it's still interesting a... Read More »
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Grand Inquisitor Silecio: Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.
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Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.