Les Princes (1983)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Nara (Gerard Darmon) is a morose, intransigent gypsy who has thrown his wife out of the house because a social worker talked her into using birth control pills. Now he lives with his 80-year-old mother (Muse Dalbray) and young daughter, and both provide a balance for Nara's violent behavior and illegal activities (he steals on the side to make extra money). Eventually, the trio are evicted from their lower-income housing, and the wife -- who has been nearby watching her former home hoping to see her daughter -- follows them into an uncertain future. The film itself has some uncertainty in direction, and tends to caricturize "types," such as a German officer.

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daughter, eviction, gypsy, mental-illness, mother, poverty, violence