Based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name set in a dystopian future in which it is the fire brigade's job to burn banned books. One of the firemen rebels and flees to the forests where he joins a group of dissidents whose set task it is to preserve these banned books. (They seem to include almost all books since a list of inoffensive classics such as Jane Eyre is among them.) They "preserve" these books by each of them memorizing the complete text of a particular book..

Weird, yes. And wonderful. Everything science fiction is on about. Thus it should come as no surprise that this film was made in the 1960s by a French director (Francois Truffaut). Hollywood just seems to lack the intellectual capacity and moral integrity to make films like these...


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