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THINGS HAPPEN is a powerful, emotional, short film about a man lost in his grief, struggling to find a reason to go on until a fateful encounter presents him a chance to see that life is worth fighting for.
David S. Dawson
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A girl of perhaps five or six is orphaned in an air raid while fleeing a French city with her parents early in World War II. She is befriended by a pre-adolescent peasant boy after she wandered away from the other refugees, and is taken in for a few weeks by his family. The children become fast friends, and the film follows their attempt to assimilate the deaths they both face, and the religious rituals surrounding those deaths, through the construction of a cemetery for all sorts of animals. Child-like and adult activity are frequently at cross-purposes, however. Written by
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I just saw a crappy copy of this movie, and it was still amazing despite the scratchy, shakiness of the screen. This director certainly possesses the ability to see directly from a child's perspective. The two children in this movie, Michel and little Paulette, couldn't give a s**t about anything outside their own realm. Michel lives to impress Paulette, and Paulette lives to make her dead dog less lonely. One-track minds? Yes, because this movie is about two children and their friendship. Never do Michel and Paulette submit to the pressures of responsibility or authority. The pet cemetery they slowly build throughout the movie is their passion, and no adult is going to get in their way. Anyways, my point is, this movie commits itself to portraying children in their true form. 10/10 baby.
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