Figure 37: The hero, a carnival strongman named One was once a whale harpooner until he heard the whales sing. His little brother, Denree, is kidnapped by the Cyclops, a fanatical sect who also traffic in stolen children, to be sold to Krank, an inventor who steals their dreams. As a further symbol of malevolent power, Krank wears a ring depicting a snake eating its tail [01:17:37].
A triangle and eye with scrollwork can be seen on the back of the Cyclops' truck at [00:08:32] with the partially obscured mottoes:
.... OCULOS ___ VERTAS on one line, and |
QUE L'ETERNAL VOUS REGARDE QU IL JUGE across the bottom.
Another vehicle with the same logo is seen at [00:19:17]. Blasting from a loudspeaker on the vehicle can be heard: "...the true light. Renounce the gift of sight and penetrate the corridor of shadows, the world of the blind. Help us build a better world or we shall witness a reign of terror."
The logo is seen again on a wall behind an assembly of the Cyclops [00:29:19] while their leader proclaims: "Only the third eye will enable you to enter the world of appearances but beware because this sordid world of temptation and perversion is also the world of desire."
Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995)
Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Geneviève Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mossé. Directed by Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, written by Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Drama). The City of Lost Children (USA) . 112 min. French, Colour (Kodak), DTS / Dolby Digital