Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth with his teenage sister on the mysterious island that one day, he stands to inherit. They share this island with a horde of orphans all living together in the lighthouse which doubles as the orphanage. Their every move is vigilantly watched over by Guy's overbearing and tyrannical mother from the top of the lighthouse while his father, a scientist and inventor, secretly works away in the basement morning, noon and night.
When the new parents of recently adopted children discover mysterious head wounds on their young, teen detectives Wendy and Chance Hale—brother and sister sleuths known as the Lightbulb Kids—visit Guy's island to launch an investigation. Guy is weak at the knees as he falls hard for Wendy, while Sis is rosy cheeked and flushed with love for Chance.
As the investigation progresses, it leads the kids into the darkest revelation and repression and spins dangerously out of control as the terrible secrets of Guy's family are laid bare...Canadian Connection: The director is Canadian.
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Screenplay: Guy Maddin, George Toles
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