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Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.
Rafael E. Portas
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
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Erich von Stroheim,
A cameraman holding an obvious steadicam camera accompanies a Congo village man as he chops down a large ancient beautiful tree to turn into charcoal to sell in a nearby large town to earn money to mostly buy tin roofing for a house he plans to build. Not shown, due to lots of editing, is that he eventually makes around 8 trips pushing his bicycle laden w/bags of charcoal.
On this heavily travelled dirt road a couple of men demand money or a bag of charcoal for him to proceed (oddly the audio is quite clear whatever the camera distance). Several problems: The French cameraman should have intervened & should have had other crew such as security with him on this filming journey. Throughout, since the white man holding a steadicam is obvious, you don't know to what extent natural behavior is replaced w/artificial (to the camera) behavior. How he overcame flat tires & spilled load was never shown - intervention perhaps? In Special Features Q & A the Film Society Lincoln Center moderator is more concerned with displaying his complex English vocabulary to a Frenchman whose English is shaky at best (a French translator would have been better). He fails to ask about the theft; other villager life details or even what compensation from the doc goes to the Congolese man.
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