Reality and fantasy mix in this magical tale by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) about the friendship between a five-year-old girl and a stuntman in a hospital in Los Angeles in the 1920s.
After a spectacular crash, the stuntman has become paralysed from the waist down. The girl has a broken arm. After she manages to smuggle enough morphine to him, he tells her the incredible story of five superheroes who escaped from a deserted island to get revenge on an evil governor. It does not take long for reality and fantasy to blend into each other in a dangerous way.