Although Malagasian, there is much in this film that restates the myths of Europe as far back as the Greeks and before. The hero, Kapila, is exposed as a baby, in a cow pen no less, and is injured before a foster mother, who is a shroud make, takes him away to the city. Like Jason and many other heroes he grows up lame, and with special powers. He is aided by a mysterious older blind woman, who may be something other than human - In Greek myth she would have been Teiresias. As a young adult, Kapila returns to his village of birth to find his father and his destiny. The time setting of the story is also mythic: there are railway stations, but not cars. A very moving film.
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