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Albert and Claude

Dark Comedy- Feature

USA

 

In the late 1500s, Claude, a lone French Huguenot settler, wanders the wilderness of the "new world" in search of a place to die. He visits the abandoned quarters of his Commander, Albert, whose throat Claude slit during a mutiny just before the other settlers abandoned the camp. While there, Claude retrieves a satchel of highly questionable mushrooms -- the only food left in the deserted settlement -- and notices a carving of an owl-man, or stigini on Albert's desk. Later that evening, Albert's corpse reanimates, claiming to have gained immortality from the nearby Fountain of Youth. Despite Claude's apprehensions, Albert persuades him to seek out the Fountain. What follows is their darkly comedic, mushroom-fueled journey through the wilderness, and toward a fate neither could have predicted.

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