Prometheus


2h 10m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A contemporary story based on the myth of Prometheus, who gave fire to man by stealing it from the Gods. Using Tony Harrison's poem, the film narrates an allegory of man's cursed misuse of fire, power and industry. Miners from a closed pit in England are taken by Hermes, melted into a statue of Prom

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises; Universal Studios Sound Facilities
Distribution Company
Filmfour
Location
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; Romania; Slovakia; Poland; Hungary; Greece; Dresden, Germany; Bulgaria; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

A contemporary story based on the myth of Prometheus, who gave fire to man by stealing it from the Gods. Using Tony Harrison's poem, the film narrates an allegory of man's cursed misuse of fire, power and industry. Miners from a closed pit in England are taken by Hermes, melted into a statue of Prometheus, and taken on a tour of Europe, to the sites of man's worst atrocities. While one old man argues back to Hermes, the statue travels to Dresden, to Auschwitz, to Eastern Europe and finally to Greece.

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises; Universal Studios Sound Facilities
Distribution Company
Filmfour
Location
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; Romania; Slovakia; Poland; Hungary; Greece; Dresden, Germany; Bulgaria; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta Program) November 5-19, 1998.

Began shooting May 24, 1997.

Completed shooting July 28, 1997.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta Program) November 5-19, 1998.)