A Question of Mortality

TITLE: FEARLESS

DIRECTOR: PETER WEIR

WRITER: RAFAEL YGLESIAS

THE BOTTOM LINE: In one of the year's most unusual movies, a disaster story is turned into a haunting mystery play.

They stumble silently out of a cornfield, tattered, battered survivors of some disaster either natural or unnatural. The almost hallucinatory opening sequence does not tell us what befell them. No one speaks. There is no sound except an eerie musical theme. But these stunned faces are familiar to us. We see them every day on television, in newspaper and magazine photos. They haunt our century. And our anxious imaginings. For these are...

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