Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
It is 1948, and Dado is a fifteen-year old boy who tries to avoid having to answer his stern schoolteacher's questions too often. He has much more interesting things to do - like trying to get somewhere with the countless girls who interest him. It doesn't matter that he accomplishes nothing, romantically. Life is good. His home is filled to overflowing with relatives, most of them peculiar in some way, and he feels little pressure or distress. This balmy lightly comic story is interspersed with the tale of a woman in the present (early 1990s) who, as a girl, was one of Dado's love-interests. Now things are considerably bleaker for the woman, and her recollections of the past are also screened.