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It's genuinely funny, makes enough ( but not too much) of the contemporary Cuban situation for the film to have value beyond the immediate plot-line, but most of all, its an intriguing take on the film medium. A little bit like what Godard was aiming at with "Tout va bien" but with a much less pretentious result. A really clever twist on the grey area between fiction/reality (film/making a film).
Someone is throwing eggs at the superstitious Concha, and it could be
anyone, including her scientist daughter-in-law or the taxi driver with
whom she has fallen in love.
"Plaff!" (the title refers to the splat sound of the eggs) is an ineptly-made, micro-budgeted comedy which makes light of its own ineptitude and low budget resulting, unfortunately, in only one or two funny gags. Happily, the actors commit to their characters even while facing the camera crew in the mirror, confronting a crew member with a clapboard, or screaming at someone off-camera for a necessary prop. It's also interesting to see how much fun director Juan Carlos Tabío dares (or is allowed) to poke at Cuba's bureaucracy and general living conditions.
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