A place like any other by Uberto Pasolini: the quest of the father

CRITICAL – A man who knows he is condemned seeks an adoptive family for his son. On the edge of emotion.

Something is wrong. We’re not told what, but John seems to have a problem. This tile washer is looking for the perfect family for his 3 year old son, whom he is raising on his own. His wife is gone. It won’t be long. He has to make the most important decision of his life. Meanwhile, the work continues. There are the dishonest customers, the bad payers. He will know how to take revenge. One of the last pleasures he has left. You have to see the look he casts, perched on his ladder, at a room filled to the brim with toys. He also contemplates with melancholy the plastic slide that sits in the garden of this wealthy employer. All these things he doesn’t have. Instead, he reads books to his little Michael to put him to sleep at night. The kid’s favorite is called When the dinosaurs die. The red-haired kid understands that something weird is going on. How to explain to him? John doesn’t have the words. So, in a park, he uses periphrases to detail the fate of a beetle …

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