Prometheus | 1998

Drama
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 ...more

Cast

... Hermes

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... Granddad

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... Mam

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... Jack--Boy

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... Father

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... Grandma

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... One of the Miners

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... One of the Miners

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... One of the Miners

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... One of the Miners

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... One of the Miners

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... One of the Miners

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Company

Arts Council of England

Production Company

Emma Chapman Publicity

Production Company

Enterprises Unlimited

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Production Company

General Screen Enterprises

Production Company

Holmes Associates

Production Company

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.

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