Seven French astronauts awake aboard a spaceship. None of whom knows where they come from or where they’re going. Based on a vague division of labour, someone starts cleaning, another sends video reports into space and the group’s astronomer makes an attempt to explain the universe. And because this is a French spaceship, there’s also a semiologist roaming around.
Philippe Fernandez once again proves his predilection for meta-stories and our relationship to the Cosmos with this lightly absurd science fiction that is nothing less than a portrayal of the human condition. Where are we going and why? And how come we can’t see 95% of the mass of the universe?
There’s sex, a monkey walks around and the psychologist makes another attempt to bring the proof of God into the discussion, but to no avail. Cosmic self-regulation and parallel universes have the last word, the astronomer explains; there are now multiple versions of him walking around. At the last moment, one of them comes up with another explanation that could bring down all that went before.
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