Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of
a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the
nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master
copy of ILLUSIONS OF A DOG, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining
its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .
The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat – the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative minds, a cautionary tale.