1 TITLES 1
The letters of the titles come up on a title card typical of
the 1920s. Elegant motifs around the edge of the frame, and,
in the background, there are geometrical shapes reminiscent
of the light beams of a film premi.re. Behind is a stylized
town. The titles end in a fade to black. On black, the date
appears on the screen: 1927
2 INT. LABORATORY - DAY 2
In a "futuristic" 1920s laboratory, a man in tail coat and
bow tie is being tortured. Ultrasound is being piped into his
ears. It's incredibly painful! He's screaming.
I’m not telling! I won’t talk!!!
His torturers, cold men of science in white coats, gradually
increase the volume. The pain seems unbearable, the volume
reaches level 10 (maximum), the man passes out!
3 INT. CELLS & CORRIDORS - DAY 3
Guards wearing long leather overcoats throw the man into a
As the man is lying there on the ground, a dog wiggles
through the bars at the window. The dog, a Jack Russell,
jumps on top of the man - visibly his master - and begins to
lick his face. The man opens one eye! When he sees his dog,
he can't help cracking a smile...
The man, now on his feet, looks in pain. Despite the pain, he
motions to his dog who begins to bark in lively fashion.
Outside the cell, the guard looks curious about the noise. He
goes to the door, opens the spy flap and finds himself face
to face with the man, eye to eye just a couple of inches
apart! The man moves his eyes in such a way that he
hypnotizes the guard! Superimposed on the screen: a spinning
black and white spiral, until the dazed guard take his keys,
opens the door and releases the man and his dog.
The man (the hero, thus) imprisons the guard without harming
him, then runs over to the guard's desk. His ears are still
causing him pain, but he opens a drawer and takes out his
a top hat which he snaps open, and a mask, which
he puts over his head to conceal his eyes.
We catch up with the masked man walking down corridors. He
suddenly stops, copied by his dog who follows him like his
shadow. The man, on his guard, has spotted another guard
where two corridors meet.
With a look, he orders his dog to move forwards into the
guard's line of sight. The guard looks over at the animal.
Using his fingers, the hero pretends to shoot his dog. The
dog collapses, plays dead. The guard, increasingly curious,
gets to his feet. He slowly approaches the motionless dog.
When he comes close he is attacked from the side by the hero,
who quickly puts him out of action with a mere punch!
The masked man then rushes to another cell, and releases a
young female prisoner. She too is wearing evening dress. As
she is thanking him he staggers and clutches his ears in
pain. She's concerned.
Can I help you in some way?
No. I don’t get helped. I give the help around here.
He composes himself. She casts him an admiring glance. Then,
in view of the urgency of their situation, they escape at a
4 EXT. HOUSE/LABORATORY - DAY 4
They come out of a house that is lost in the hills, climb
into a Bugatti sports car that the man starts by rubbing two
wires together, and speed off.
5 EXT. ROAD - DAY 5
The car speeds along the road. Its occupants turn round to
check they aren't being followed.
6 INT. HOUSE/LAB - DAY 6
The guard who got knocked out picks himself up, realizes what's
happened and dashes over to his office. He grabs a radio
emitter and begins sending a message.