Destiny, unexplained happenings and big dreams all combine together resulting in a unique and quite frankly bizarre post-apocalyptic love tale from Spanish director Miguel Llanso. One’s initial thoughts after viewing this rather weird and wonderful piece of cinema will most definitely be thoughts of confusion and bewilderment; in the best way possible.
Here there are so many genres being mashed together resulting in a hybrid reminiscent of the famous Coen Brother’s off the wall The Big Lebowski, alongside tropes present in the drug induced Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, minus the gigantic lizards. Ordinarily with such an independent film exploiting Nazism and destroying children’s fantasies, this isn’t a film that everyone will immediately take to. The epicness of Candy’s aspirations drives this narrative. After being pushed out into the real world, he has to adapt and by doing so and that’s where his over-sized dreams come into play. After all, what sort of place would this world be if we couldn’t conjure up something entirely different from reality in our minds?
Spaceships, Father Christmas, Witches and horse riding Nazi’s usually wouldn’t gel on screen, yet somehow it does. The clichéd reminder that love conquers all is unavoidable, yet not completely consumed by Hollywood’s sickening representation. A delightful, little piece of world cinema that captures a reassuring images despite being in such a chaotic world.