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THE LAPLACE'S DEMON (Il Demone di Laplace)

Africa / South African Premiere

Does free will exist?

You never realized that you need a dose of Italian Noir flavoured Sci-Fi-Math-Horror in your life! A unique and very entertaining Halloween night movie.

Silver Prize - Most Innovative Feature Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival - Montrèal

[In the history of science, Laplace's demon was the first published articulation of causal or scientific determinism, by Pierre-Simon Laplace in 1814]

A glass in free fall... Have you ever thought if it is possible to calculate into how many pieces it can shatter? After numerous experiments, a team of researchers succeeds in doing just this apparently impossible task.

Attracted to their experiment, a mysterious professor invites the scientists to his isolated mansion to learn more about their studies. However, when they arrive, they are not greeted by their host, but are faced with a strange model of the mansion, in which their actions are incredibly reflected, set to lead to their doom.

The researchers will soon understand that they are involved in a new experiment, in which they’ll have to play a very different role than usual: that of the glass in free fall.

Starring Alessandro Zonfrilli, Carlotta Mazzoncini, Duccio Giulivi, Ferdinando D'Urbano, Silvano Bertolin, Simone Moscato, Simone Valeri, Walter Smorti

Written by Duccio Giulivi, Giordano Giulivi

Directed by Giordano Giulivi

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When and where?

Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
Cape Town
South Africa

Wed 31 Oct 2018 at 6:15 PM (SAST)
Wed 31 Oct 2018 at 8:00 PM (SAST)

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South African HORRORFEST