Can a DREAM become a nightmare? The movie Cassandra's Dream shows just that: what looks like a DREAM opportunity can turn out to be a moral and physical disaster.
In fact, the word DREAM is repeated several times in the movie. Here are some:
I feel like suddenly I'm in a DREAM
I feel like I'm in a DREAM
I DREAMED about the boys last night
But why, the name "Cassandra"? The name is of a Trojan priestess who had the gift of prophesy, of predicting the future in her DREAMS. She foresaw the destruction of Troy, but nobody listened to her. Nowadays we call a person who prophesies doom or disaster a "Cassandra".
The movie leaves us with TWO basic questions:
HOW FAR would you go to fulfill your DREAMS?
Would you kill in the name of a DREAM?