Director José Luís Guerin uses several types of film media and distinctive lighting techniques to explore the mystery of Paris lawyer and amateur filmmaker Gerard Fleury who on November 8, 1930 disappeared on a lake near the village of Le Thuit in Normandy while looking for proper lighting conditions around the lake shore. A challenging and arty drama, much of the story centers around the events leading up to the disappearance and is based on some recently discovered, but poorly preserved home movie footage that was shot just before Fleury vanished (though it looks convincing, the footage is totally bogus). Interwoven around these home movies are shots done in new black-and-white film of the same locale and color sequences depicting the people around Fleury.
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