In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »
Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »
Why the low rating, the other "reviewer" asks? Because idiots come on the IMDb and vote for films they haven't seen, that's why. I'd never heard of this film, but found the DVD and it looked intriguing, so I took a chance. It's a beautifully shot film, with excellent performances from its young cast - it's funny, and ultimately touching, and the photography is breathtaking - the score by Frederic Talgorn is gorgeous, too. Not a great film, but a really good one - and SHORT! Surprising that this never made it to the United States - I should think it would have done well. I recommend it if you can find the DVD - it's French, but has English subtitles, and it includes a second disc of extras.
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