Ze - a 50 year old alcoholic - works in the port of Lisbon where he loads and unloads containers. Ze never left his neighborhood and is hiding his savings so that one day he'll be able to ... See full summary »
Basil da Cunha
José Pedro Gomes,
A Foundation reporter, Isidor Dukas comes to the Institute to make a report. For the purpose of objective reporting, the Foundation uses agents with induced, synthetic identities. In ... See full summary »
Are we truly free? Are our desires truly our own or merely imposed products of the society we live in? The question this film is asking is this: are we slaves to the culture and society we ... See full summary »
Paul, fourteen, neglects his studies to spend all his time on his moped, to the consternation of his parents. When his beloved moped disappears, none of his nearest and dearest seem to ... See full summary »
After having a bad job interview, a young woman is unhappy with herself and goes to goes to the hairdressers to change her hair. She has her long red hair cut off, but when she leaves the ... See full summary »
I received the rare privilege of meeting the actual filmmaker of this gem. She screened it for my college and I got to see it and ask questions. It was an unforgettable experience. But what really made it worthwhile was getting to see this once in a lifetime film. This film goes through an interesting arc by starting out moody and depressed, then the next 11 minutes are silly, whacky, and screamingly funny. I love films that effectively mix different moods, and make you feel different emotions. It also has a powerful moral at the very end. What really makes it work is that the moral is not shoved in your face. It's very subtle and delivered in such a playful and fun loving way, that you barely notice you were being taught something. Films like this don't come around very often. Not many films I've seen lately have made me laugh so much, or put me in such a good mood. It's a fine, French festival of fun, and I recommend to anyone who can read this to see it as soon as they can.
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