Je suis né d'une cigogne (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Acclaimed director Tony Gatlif spins this wildly anarchic tale about three young punks, a bevy of cinematic inside jokes, and a talking stork. Otto and Louna (Romain Duris and Rona Hartner), along with their brainy pal Ali (Ouassini Embarek), rescue a wounded stork who turns out to be an illegal immigrant and a deserter from the Algerian army. The car-thieving, gun-toting crew helps the bird to freedom while rubber-stamping new films with such epithets as "tripe" and shooting someone for insulting the good name of Jean Vigo.

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birds, desertion, illegal-alien, rescue, wound [injury]