Aumont is the innocent abroad in the high country of the intelligentsia; Labarthe, a journalist, is his guide in this think piece co-starring some of the major shakers and movers of its time. As the artists and scientists pedantically plead not guilty to the prospect of the world's
destruction, Aumont is advised to prepare himself for future shock. Newsreel clips and classroom cuts are interspersed throughout the tale, suggesting what technology has in store for humanity in the age of nuclear destruction. Perhaps the most compelling idea here is that the minds of the maniacs
who control the world's institutions might be surgically altered for the better. The film w...