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The Marvellous World of the Cucu Bird

(Shortfilm, 21 min., 1991)


Written and directed by Carlos Atanes

Cast: José Benítez, Helena Colomé, Fernando Carreter, Román Jodar, Enrique Meroño, Francisco Pérez-Dolz, Víctor Conde

Music by Gerardo Revuelta.


Set around a market in Barcelona, mixes two very different storylines: A fantastic tale of Gothic love on the one hand and an almost neo-realistic description of the relationship between an oligophrenic butcher and a prostitute on the other hand. The outcome of this combination is a Möbius strip shaped structure, a time and narrative paradox which contains itself.

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