Journey to the Center of the Earth

Film chosen and presented by Rui Reininho, musician.

The amusingly absent-minded professor Oliver Lindenbrook, whose first step on a fabulous journey is prompted by a lump of lava brought to him by his student Alec McEwen. Melting down the curiously composed lump, Lindenbrook discovers a hastily scrawled message from long-lost explorer Arne Saknussem, with directions for reaching the earth’s core. Accompanied by Carla, widow of a famed geologist, and Icelandic guide Hans, Lindenbrook and Alec head down, down below. They are closely followed by the villainous Count Saknussem, descendant of the lost explorer who wrote the directions; the count hopes to use Lindenbrook’s discoveries for his own personal and political gain.

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