PEUT-ÊTRE (1999)

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Science fiction. Arthur and his girlfriend Lucie are on their way to a Millennium party on New Year's Eve, 1999. When upon arriving they repair to a bathroom to have sex, Arthur's careless attitude annoys Lucie and she leaves. Left alone, Arthur notices sand falling onto his shoulders. When he makes his way via the top floor to daylight, he beholds a fantastic new world - a version of Paris years in the future, in a North African desert-style climate. Arthur is confronted by an old man, Ako, who claims to be his son, conceived on January 1st, 2000. Ako pleads with Arthur to return to his own `world' and impregnate his girlfriend so that Ako and his descendants can actually exist - rather than disappear.

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