No Somos De Piedra (1968)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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This comedic social satire finds huge targets when it takes aim at the Catholic church and the traditional roles of males and females in Spain. A poor worker is upset because he and his wife keep having children. He finds a supplier for birth control pills, and enlists the source to pose as a bishop. The friend, disguised as the bishop, tells the wife it is not a sin to use birth control. Later she discovers she has been tricked and throws the pills away. The poor couple is faced with the prospect of having even more children as a result. Although the mood of the film is comedic and lighthearted, it induces relevant thoughts about population control and religious interferences that affect hundreds of millions.

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against-the-system, birth-control, religion, worker