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Man, A

Portugal, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Fiction Shorts)

Director: Laurent Simoes

Our anti-hero reclines on his banana lounger, drinks, smokes and harasses his girlfriend. You don't need familiarity with this poem, or any Bukowski, to appreciate the Beat sensibility.

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