To escape a war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an expansive 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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24 September 1975 (France)  »

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Lua Negra  »

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The movie is dedicated to Therese Giehse, who died months before the film's release. See more »


[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...
Man on Radio: ... I want to talk about your sin.
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Willy Boy, Willy Boy, Where Are You Going?
Performed by Cathryn Harrison
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Very Strange
26 October 2011 | by (Idaho Falls, IDAHO) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of a kind. It was so weird I couldn't stop watching it. If you like strange and unusual movies like I do, then watch this one. You won't be disappointed. I've seen it 3 times so far and I still never ever get bored with it. I can only imagine what the writer was smoking when he wrote this story. It's one of those movies that stays with you forever. It makes no sense whatsoever, but, you can't stop watching it. For those of you who have never heard of it or seen it, you should definitely give it a whirl. You might have to watch it 2 or 3 times like I did, to try and understand what the hell is going on. Good luck and enjoy.

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