(Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 1996). Somewhere in dankest Belgium, a quick-thinking urchin and his harried slob of a father are warehousing illegal immigrants. Just as this infusion has revitalized Euro-cinema's neo-realist impulse, so the Dardennes use the familys sordid scam as the catalyst for the boys moral awakening. This terrific little movie distills an array of moral problems into one supercharged metaphor for patriotism and the fatherland.
Sun., May 31, 6 p.m.; Tue., June 2, 2:15 & 6:30 p.m.; Mon., June 29, 6:40 p.m., 2009
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