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In a devastated future, two footsoldiers fight each other in a twilight landscape. Suddenly, beams of light send them in the present time: 1964. One of them, Qarlo, appears in broad daylight, in the street of a big city and frightens the population. He's arrested by the police and locked up in an official asylum where one philologist watches, studies, establishes a communication and tames him. Later on, Qarlo is released and taken to the scientist's family home. Meanwhile, the other soldier is stalked between two times. Qarlo escapes from the home and is caught up while robbing a rifle store. Back home, alerted by the pet (Macbeth, the cat), he faces again his mortal enemy. By accident, the two warriors are desintegrated by a laser beam machine gun.
Opening Narration: Night comes too soon on the battlefield. For some men it comes permanently; their eyes never open to the light of day. But for this man, fighting this war, there is never total darkness. The spidery beams of light in the sky are the descendants of the modern laser beam—heat rays that sear through tungsten steel and flesh as though they were cheesecloth. And this soldier must go against those weapons. His name is Qarlo, and he is a footsoldier, the ultimate infantryman. Trained from birth by the State, he has never known love, or closeness, or warmth. He is geared for only one purpose: to kill the Enemy. And the Enemy waits for him...
Additional Narration: Time is fluid. The waters of forever close—and passage may not be completed. The present and the future are for a moment united. And the Enemy, half-today, half-tomorrow, is locked between.
Closing Narration: From the darkest of all pits, the soul of Man, come the darkest questions: Did the soldier finally come to care for those he protected? Or was it just his instinct to kill? Questions from the dark pit. But no answers. For answers lie in the future. Is it a future in which men are machines, born to kill, or is there time for us? Time. All the time in the world... but is that enough?
Inspector Paul Tanner: Ho, now, wait just a second, friend, you lost your mind, that's not some ordinary psycho down there, that's the most dangerous piece of equipment I've ever seen!