Aller Retour (1978)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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In this bleak melodrama, a family of Yugoslavian farmers, led by their obstreperous father, immigrates briefly to France in order to find work. They land at first in Paris, staying with other Yugoslavs, whose ramshackle, condemned home is under siege by the police because of their refusal to leave. Unable to find work, even when promised it by other Yugoslavs, the father gets drunk and wounds a man. He is arrested and put on notice that he is to be deported. He flees with his family to the countryside, and they are all able to find work, until an incident leads them to fear the imminent arrival of the police.

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accident, alcoholism, arrest, deportation, escape, farming, father, immigrant, unemployment