Originally displayed as part of an installation consisting of one metal stand, 5 monitors, 5 laser disc players, a computer face interbox, 5 video discs with 20 min. sequences: The Journey, The Face, Captions, The Gesture, The Waltz; 18 B&W video stills, 10 film posters, and a soundtrack: "The Perfect Tapeur", solo piano pieces lasting 59 min. 32 sec.
In the year 2035, convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities.
Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point.
Assassin Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness rival hired gun Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) complete the job for him -- with grisly results.