Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. ... See full summary »
Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live with Mart'n's parents in a basement apartment that comes with their job as superintendents of the building. Encouraged by Marcos, his friend and co-worker, Martin decides to emigrate to Switzerland. The whole family has to admit that for the time being this is the most promising plan. Unable to obtain a work contract from the Swiss Consulate, Martin and Marcos decide to go anyway, pretending they are tourists to get past the border police. Pablito will experience drastic changes in a short period of time: his father's departure, a new way of life in a different country with a different environment and learning another language. But afterwards, in Switzerland, they will face new experiences which will allow them to live with renewed happiness. Written by
Marcos and Martin are two workers in the Spain of the 60's. There's no work, there's no money, and there's no option for the people but to emigrate to Switzerland and trying to find work there. There, the difficulties to adapt into a foreign country and discover a new life there. Perfectly showing us how was the live of that time, the movie is a portrait of a time were the Spanish had to go to another country in order to find a job. Touching and moving it is a quite good movie which has unexpected good acting and a good directing. It is a fresh surprise in the Spanish cinema and it is curious to see that a comedian is able to change and direct and act so good in a drama. Probably one of the best Spanish film of its year and, surprisingly, it passed unawared by most of the people.
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