Genre: Drama

The historic facts

which are the frame to this story...

have been freeiy adapted

for the purpose of this fiim.

Aii the characters and events

are fictitious.

Any resembiance with reaiity

is pureiy coincidentai...

and is open to free interpretation

on the part of the spectator.

What do you want for your birthday?

Which animai has the most babies?

Certainiy a rabbit.

Can i have one?

We'ii see.

Carefui, don't trip up.

Hurry up, we're iate.

itaiian shoes...

are made of Uruguayan ieather.

We're proud of this.

it's an honour for Uruguayans.

What a surprise to see shoes...

made of our ieather in itaiian

shop windows.

But we shouid be making them,

as it's our ieather.


Come and show our friends your shoes.

We bought a pair to show you.

-Who's that?

- My wife.

i've oniy shaved one ieg.

Nobody's going to iook at your iegs.

Not even me.

- Let's go.

- i want to see Daddy!

Daddy didn't teii us everything

when he invited us.

i want to give him a kiss!

We've famous writers iike Onetti.

We couid easiiy have

shoe designers!

is designing a shoe so diffcuit?

Come on, chicks, hurry up!

itaiian shoes from Uruguayan ieather.

For your birthday.

Has Daddy arrived?

Not yet, it's eiection time.

Give them to me, for the cake.



it's a very important day.

Daddy is going to iose the eiection...

and he'ii come and iive with us.

We'ii be abie to travei.

Where to?

To Paris!



Long iive the Coiorado Party!

Long iive the Party!

Where are they coming from?

The ballot-boxes are arriving...

...from the most distant areas.

People are impatient.

This is a historical moment.

Winston, a coffee please.

Here's your coffee, Sir.

l want another one for afterwards.

Where are my cigarettes?

You asked me to hide them.

Give me one.

Senator, l've some results.

Give me them.

Salto, 100.000 Canelones, 60.000

The Blanco Party is in the lead.

And Trinidad, 2.000

And to think l went there.

l know...

l spoke about wool, leather there.

l ate a lamb there!

They really are idiots!

- These are only the first ratings.

- Go on.

Aurora, stop making that row

on your piano!

Come here! There are too many people

in this house.

Don't run, you're

getting in everyone's way.

Can't anyone tell me

who's going to win the elections?



Please, we need

the final results.

We couldn't care less

about the ratings.

We're working on them.

The results are coming in.

- Susana, l trust you.

- Daddy!

- What?

- Someone's broken my tennis cup.

Your what?

My tennis cup's broken.

So what, who cares,


l do...

You play tennis?

- Yes.

- Hey, my face. Off with you, Santiago!

Good evening Madame...

d'you know the encyclopaedia

''Treasure for the Young''?


D'you know why we don't sneeze

when we're asleep?

''The book of every Why'..

is the volume answering

this question and many others.

Sorry, l'm very busy.

But just listen.

for example...

why aren't fish salty

when we eat them?

- Do you play ludo?

- Benito!

Go home quickly, fructuoso.

There you are, at last!

Have you been paid?

l'm working!

Give me the money.

l can't buy anything any more.

Later on, Dolores.

And the marvellous tales?

Where shall l put all the ''Treasures

for the Young''dumped in the bedroom?

l don't know,

any old where...

''Any old where''

is already full up.

What are all these posters?

There've been bigger ones

on the faade for three weeks.

And as a present you get

''The miracle of human life''!

There is already a mess

with my brother's blinking campaign.

But at least he has a good salary

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Beatriz Flores Silva

Beatriz Flores Silva (born November 7, 1956) is an Uruguayan - Belgian film director, film producer, screenwriter and teacher. Her films include The Seven Deadly Sins (1990), The Almost True Story of Pepita the Gunslinger (1992), In This Tricky Life (2001), and Masangeles (2008). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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