To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle.

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There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Since the content of this picture is not as important as the pictures and allegories, the simple plot can not be described further. Written by Benjamin Stello

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An apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland!


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[first lines]
Man on Radio: Shall I describe to you the crime and vice that is being committed in the large cities of the world? I don't suppose...
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Man on Radio: ... I want to talk about your sin.
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Tristan und Isolde
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Interesting surreal flick
15 July 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I watched this film on French TV when I was in Saudi Arabia in winter of 1998 on the front porch of a GP tent out in the middle of a cold desert on one of my nights off and found this a fascinating film. It's very hard to describe. A young English woman is driving down the French countryside and some sort of apocalypse takes place and she pulls over to an old country cottage and starts having hallucinations of a unicorn living nearby, a crippled old woman, several other weird things. It is totally European in every respect and only die-hard art house fans would enjoy this. Apparently, it has never been released in America. I know Louis Malle is an acclaimed director, but I really don't know much about his work and haven't seen any of his films, except Atlantic City, which was much different from this.


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