Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Cilveka berns" aka "The Child of Man"

"Traditional village life in pre-World War II Latvia is lovingly reconstructed in this amiable children's drama.  In the story, Bonifacijs is a cute boy who spends most of his time pretending to be a knight or any one of a number of other local legendary heroes from medieval times, scampering around his village to enact one or another of his fantasies under the amused and watchful eye of the other villagers. He is the particular pet of a lovely young woman named Brigita, who jokingly calls him "my little fiancee."  She is unaware that he is so earnest and ingenuous that he thinks she is serious when she says that.  When it becomes clear that she is to marry another, he discovers that he has some growing up to do, but by the time of the wedding itself, the big-hearted lad is sincerely praying for her happiness."  Now I tried to watch this since it was kinda set in WWII and I just couldn't get through it.  I just wanted to let you folks know it there so, there.

Couldn't finish it so...

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