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Hi,

I am looking for a short (20-25 minutes) sci-fi/fantasy film dating from the end of the 70s/beginning of the 80s.

The plot was a bout a group (tribe) of people who live underground and their lifespan is only one week (the first day a man is a baby, at the seventh day he is an old man). They have a prophecy saying that if someone succeeds in the course of his life (one week time-frame) to break to the surface and send sunlight to his people, they will have a normal life and he will get 10,000 days of life on the surface.
The people prepare a young boy and send him off to the surface. The trip is full of traps one including the boy having to jump over a cliff and holding onto withdrawing bridge. At the end, the boy who has by then grown into young man must defeat an apelike creature in a sort of laser chess game.

The film ends with the adult and fully bearded man breaking into surface and sending the light through a system of mirrors back to his people. He looks around him at the sky, grass, trees, and animals and asks himself which of the 10,000 days will be the most beautiful answering to his own question by exclaiming “Every day, every hour, every minute!”

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Hello Sedi

The (30 mins) short film you are looking for is called "Quest" (1982)

Directed by: Elaine & Saul Brass

Written by: Ray Bradbury (from his story "Frost and Fire")

Starring: Dave Abbott, John Comfort and Sam Fontana

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086162/

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0v9CrmEpT8

It is available to buy here:  http://pyramidmedia.com/results.php3

More about it here (2nd film reviewed on page): http://www.astralresearch.org/mysticalmovieguide/mmlist.pl?insearch=credits&titb

I hope this helped.

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Kerry  

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I have been a sci-fi fan all my life, and can answer virtually any questions on Fictional robots, cyborgs,androids,computers and CG life forms from movies, comics, TV etc.., I am currently writing an A-Z guide of robots, androids, cyborgs etc. I have collected sci-fi robots and action figures since I was a child and have over 5000 action figures to date. I have a vast knowledge base of Sci-fi movies and characters and the actors who have played various sci-fi and superhero related characters. I can also answer questions on Marvel comics related characters, especially the Avengers. If a fictional character has been played by more than one actor I can tell you all the actors who have played that character, where they appeared and what year.

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I am writing a book on Sci-fi robotic characters, which contains some 1'200 entires aswell as another book entitled "List of actors who played", listing fictional characters and the various actors who have played them. I have collected and read untold sci-fi related books,comics,toys,figurines and movies.

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I have posted many top 10 sci-fi related lists on forums like friends circle and other comic and sci-fi related forums. Lists include: My Top 20 Sci-Fi Robots of all time, List of Actors who played: Dr Who, Superman, Batman etc, etc, aswell as answering questions on various other forums relating to Science Fiction, Fantasy and comic book subjects.

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I believe if there was a phd in Science Fiction I would have it. I have won many trivia events relating to to this subject and come 2nd and 3rd in general knowledge because of my knowledge in this field.

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