La Guerra de Papa (1977)

Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Told from a four-year-old's perspective, this film explores one day in the life of Quico (Lolo Garcia), the child of a middle-class Madrid family. His adored father (Hector Alterio) fought with Franco's troops against the Republicans, and never tires of telling the boy stories of his exploits. Among the toddler's many endearing pranks on that day alone, he pretends to have swallowed a needle, floods the bathroom by stopping up the toilet, and generally misinterprets everything he hears to fit what he is able to understand. Meanwhile, the boy also sees and understands a great deal more than the grown-ups around him would be happy knowing about: such as that his parents aren't getting along and that the maid has a lover.



childhood, family, problem-child