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Only Stock Options Are Going Up These Days

France, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Jean Paul Lilienfeld

Directors Note: "A man and a woman try to make love inspired by a French condom. An old man tries to make a "carts castle: inspite of universal gravitation. Nobody succeeds in doing it. In fact, only stock options are going up these days..." - Jean-Paul Lilienfeld

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