imago-mortis-locandinaBruno (Amarilla), a student at the rundown FW Murnau Film School comes across the thanatoscope, an ancient instrument of death.

The instrument, created by scientist Girolamo Fumagalli immortalises on a plate the last image seen by the victim’s retina.

The school’s teachers, led by Countess Orsini (Geraldine Chaplin) are involved in a secretive plot concerning the instrument.