The 500-year-old book UTOPIA takes us on a journey through the world of today. What starts as a quest for an original medieval print stolen by the mafia in 2012 in Napels turn into a quest for the meaning of the book. In a unique blend of fiction and documentary BACK TO UTOPIA tells the story of journalist Alex Dillen (Johan Leysen) and his Professor Panludic (John Hurt). A story about past choices and future decisions.
Alexander Dillen is a hard-bitten journalist who feels he has sold out. Prompted by the death of his former Professor and mentor Peter Panludic, and against the backdrop of the theft of a valuable early edition of Thomas More’s book, he embarks on a quest for UTOPIA, which takes him around the world from the jungle in Peru, to the lush plains of Mexico, the tropical heart of Africa and the wasteland of Fukushima.
BACK TO UTOPIA brings him back to revisit people and stories he covered unjustly in his search for personal acclaim.