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The Pensioner

Canada, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Yves Belanger

A modern day Aseop fable via Edward Lear col­lides with Tarantino!

From the novella by Boris Vian, this heart warming tale of innocent schoolboy antics is shattered by a bolt of not so magical realism from out of the blue .

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