Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In a Flemish village, pride and cupidity vie for control, and each of them loses. When the villagers hear that a highway might be built near their village, they perk up -- it could be just the thing for their faltering economy. The current mayor has scotched the easiest route, which would take the road through a bird sanctuary he fought to establish. Instead, a few modest houses will be torn down to make way for the road. This is not acceptable to his political opponent, who pulls out all the stops to oppose him on the road issue, in order to defeat him at the polls during the next election.
highway, political-campaign, pride, village