This story about fear and its personifications is an economical and convincingly drawn shortcut. The film line calmly takes some surprising turns. The beginning introduces us to a classic sci-fi schema – conflict. A scientist and a dangerous usurper of power becomes the victim of an obscure crime. Gradually new, delicately drawn characters are revealed to us. The narrator's voice leads us further into unusual mental worlds that are populated by distinctive figures. Every one of them might have its own real archetype, and thanks to that we are able to decode their characters and identify with them.