Caco is a proud, handsome man, head of a family, and very powerful in the local community. Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his beloved daughter. He constantly visits her ... See full summary »
Orestes Villasan Rodríguez,
A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a... See full summary »
Zingarina, who is two-month pregnant, travels from France to Transylvania with her friend Marie to seek out her lover Milan Agustin that was deported from France. They hire the guide and ... See full summary »
Max is on holiday at his grandmother's place in the Elzas in France. He's fascinated by the guitar playing of gypsy Miraldo. In exchange for writing letters to the social security ... See full summary »
The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's ... See full summary »
Children of the Stork is a collection of situation which allow the author to inject social commentary. It deals with the issue of how capitalism dehumanizes its workers. This idea is shown through the situation of Otto and Louna two unemployed proletarians driven to the ends of their tither. One of three main characters is a young Algerian immigrant. This allows the director to explore the situation of Arabs form Algeria immigrating to France. These's two major issues are set upon the background of the Algerian war and the social upheaval undergoing in France(Intensified class war).
The situations are loosely interconnected formulating a plot but this comes secondary to the anti-Bolshevik Marxian slogans and cometary. (It's got the whole "Humanity won't be happy till the last capitalist is hung with the guts of the last bureaucrat" (May 68 graffiti) feel to it). It makes some very interesting points and reminds me of Kafka but with a hope that is quite liberating. Very much worth a look!
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