A Gaiola Dourada
More a series of sketches than an unified plot. Still very much worth watching, if nothing else for the massive amount of talent on screen.
More than being a bad film, there is a nostalgia for what could have been instead.
This is a very touching and true to life portrayal of the first wave of Portuguese immigration to France in the 60’s. Everyone has an emigrant uncle like that, considering over 700 thousand people moved there in 17 years.
The characters and actions are taken to extremes to create memorable archetypes, but most of the time there is kernel of truth. At least in the collective view our people have of ourselves.