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Father Louis Page, a catholic priest, has lost his mother. Facing doubts in his faith, he decided to make a pilgrimage to Compostelle. On his way he's involved in many stories, trying to help people and to lighten his own burden.
Frédéric van den Driessche,
Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, Ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't. Written by
If Jaques Tati and Luis Bunuel had a child, this is the film he'd make
Brilliant politics mixed mixed with very black, subtle comedy make up this very slightly surreal and funny movie about life and love in Israel.
However, I wouldn't recommend this film for everybody, don't watch it if you're looking for an easy movie, it takes a lot of mental energy to really understand this movie, however if you're in the movie for an intellectual treat, its quite fun.
This movie has the subtle humor and lack of dialogue of a tati movie with the politics and vignette fashion of a Bunuel.
Overall, it's good, yet many of the political references are extremely obscure and the metaphors aren't always clear.
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