The film starts with a shot of an ensemble playing ancient music for a (successful) television programme called Musikanten, devised by our two protagonists. Marta, a beautiful, single woman, is presenting a new programme to the head of the network together with her colleague Nicola. It is a project aimed at involving experts on various subjects, whose common objective is to open up to sectors that are not normally defined as scientific. Hence the quest for the different characters. An encounter with one of them, a shaman who lives cut off from the world in a strange house built inside a rock, induces Marta to undergo an experiment in regressive hypnosis.
The experiment reveals to Marta that maybe, in a previous life, she was a prince, friend and patron of Beethoven’s. This part of the film describes the last years of Beethoven’s life seen through Marta’s eyes. On coming out of the hypnosis, the female protagonist discovers there has been a global coup d’état. —battiato.it
Francesco “Franco” Battiato (born 23 March 1945) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes. His collaborations from 1994 onward with the nihilistic-cynical philosopher Manlio Sgalambro have added lyrical references to Emil Cioran, Friedrich Nietzsche and other anarchistic thinkers. —Wikipedia