A group of Latinos living in East L.A. in the 1940s is accused of murder; this provokes a series of riots and fuels racist attitudes toward the Latino community, which is viewed with resentment and distrust by the police and white people in the area. The film uses a theatrical aesthetic: the narrator is the mythical character of El Pachuco who uses Chicano language and boogie music to reveal the sensibility of the Latino community in wartime USA.
Abel and Marianne discover that their 13-year-old son Joseph has been secretly selling his most prized possessions. They quickly realize that Joseph is not the only one, there are hundreds of children around the world doing the same thing. His mission: finance a mysterious project in Africa to save the planet.
A pioneer among filmmakers, Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes, for The Piano. In 40 years of work, she has carved out a unique place for herself in the highly masculine pantheon of cinema. A visual and iconoclastic director, a subtle portraitist of women and the human soul, Campion is also a furtive director: both discreet and whimsical, gentle and impertinent, and sometimes misunderstood.
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