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Chicken chum
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

In French,the "poulet" substantive has three meanings :1) a chicken 2) familiar: a cop 3)affectionate: my dear one ,honey, for a brat .

The first and the last meanings can apply to the short:see how the little boy is pampered by his parents,particularly in the morning when he jumps onto his parents' bed .

And of course there's a chicken ;and he is to be eaten on Sunday " eat,my pet,dad says ,when he feeds the chicken you don't know who is going to eat you".When the little boy,who ,after seeing ready-to- cook chicken on the butcher's display ,could never ,never in a month of Sundays ,eat his new "friend" ;yet he has learned that "they do not eat hens for they lay eggs" .....

Berris's short who was awarded two prizes was made just before his first feature film "Le Vieil Homme Et L'Enfant" ;more than the charming story ,it's the depiction of the average Frenchman in the mid- sixties: a true time capsule: the Deux Chevaux,par excellence the car of the early sixties, the (manual) coffee mill, and mainly ,mainly ,the hormone-fed chicken who led the consumers to buy their meat on the farms and to get corn-fed chicken ;it's not mentioned in the movie,but it's understood.


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