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Brightly lit skyscrapers where everyone’s good looking, depressed and violent family life after work, or the unusual retirement of a Mexican janitor and nurse. Film talks about the world of occupation and its many leading characters on and off the screen. Cinema can offer entertainment that distracts from our daily reality (in blockbuster films such as the Transformers or Pirates of the Caribbean series). Or offer a heightened, more perfect and dream-like variety of it, as in the countless romantic comedies where no one ugly seems to work in an office (unless they get a makeover scene) and where most problems revolve around misunderstandings that have to be straightened out before reaching the inevitable happy end. If you want to read it all, purchase the entire issue in pdf for just three euro

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