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What's It All About (1995)

El perquè de tot plegat (original title)
An amusing minimalist frieze in fifteen episodes about human behavior (Desire, Submission, Love, Jealousy, Wisdom, Honesty, Sincerity, Passion, Faith...) situated between two fantastic stories about Willpower and Doubt.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mestre (segment "Voluntat")
Pepa López ...
Wife (segment "Enteniment")
Marit (segment "Enteniment")
Paca Barrera
Joan Melchor ...
Doctor (segment "Honestedat")
Fiancee (segment "Sinceritat")
Pere Ponce ...
Fiance (segment "Sinceritat")
Dona submisa (segment "Sumissió")
Camilo Rodríguez ...
Morell (segment "Competició")
Veïna (segment "Competició")
Baba (segment "Competició")
Jordi Boixaderas ...
(segment "Competició") (voice)
Marit (segment "Passió")
Amant (segment "Passió")


"How shall I go about establishing contact?" The question is asked by the main character in the film's prologue, where a man is trying to teach a stone to speak. "You can if you want to, it is not difficult, make an effort!", he hisses to the stubborn stone which remains silent. Barcelona is the setting for this Mediterranean comedy. It consists of a number of separate episodes. Each episode has a title - Will-power, Wisdom, Honesty, Sincerity, Submission, Competition, Passion, Consensus, Egocentricism, Spite, Desire, Jealousy, Love, Trust and Doubt - each illustrated by an story where content and form go hand in hand. Written by Niklas Olsson <Niklas.Olsson@sfs.se>

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Hysterical, but difficult to find.
30 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is well worth watching, but I have as yet been able to find it in the US. An hysterical view of little quirks of life.

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