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What's It All About (1995)

El perquè de tot plegat (original title)
An amusing minimalist frieze in fifteen episodes about human behavior (Desire, Submission, Love, Jealousy, Wisdom, Honesty, Sincerity, Passion, Faith...) situated between two fantastic stories about Willpower and Doubt.

Director:

Ventura Pons

Writers:

Quim Monzó (book), Ventura Pons (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lluís Homar ... Mestre (segment "Voluntat")
Pepa López Pepa López ... Muller (segment "Enteniment")
Àlex Casanovas ... Marit (segment "Enteniment")
Mercè Arànega ... Infermera (segment "Honestedat")
Paca Barrera Paca Barrera ... Infermera novella (segment "Honestedat")
Joan Melchor Joan Melchor ... Doctor (segment "Honestedat")
Mercè Pons ... Promesa (segment "Sinceritat")
Pere Ponce Pere Ponce ... Promès (segment "Sinceritat")
Anna Lizaran ... Dona submisa (segment "Sumissió")
Camilo Rodríguez Camilo Rodríguez ... Morell (segment "Competició")
Vicenta N'Dongo ... Veïna (segment "Competició")
Àurea Márquez ... Baba (segment "Competició")
Jordi Boixaderas Jordi Boixaderas ... (segment "Competició") (voice)
Abel Folk ... Marit (segment "Passió")
Sergi Mateu ... Amant (segment "Passió")
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Storyline

"How shall I go about establishing contact?" The question is asked by the main character in the film's prologue, where a man is trying to teach a stone to speak. "You can if you want to, it is not difficult, make an effort!", he hisses to the stubborn stone which remains silent. Barcelona is the setting for this Mediterranean comedy. It consists of a number of separate episodes. Each episode has a title - Will-power, Wisdom, Honesty, Sincerity, Submission, Competition, Passion, Consensus, Egocentricism, Spite, Desire, Jealousy, Love, Trust and Doubt - each illustrated by an story where content and form go hand in hand. Written by Niklas Olsson <Niklas.Olsson@sfs.se>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

What's It All About See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Els Films de la Rambla See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Hysterical, but difficult to find.
30 March 1999 | by DianeMSee all my reviews

This movie is well worth watching, but I have as yet been able to find it in the US. An hysterical view of little quirks of life.


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