A delicious fable that was a surprise in its day by telling the story of a pig who wants to become a sheepherder. The magnificent tricks become one of the pillars of the show and allow all the animals of a farm to chatter incessantly before the astonished eyes of the spectator. All this accompanied by a tight and sober staging work, and a succession of humorous situations that follow each other at a devilish pace. As if that were not enough, Babe, the brave little pig also contains an undisguised criticism of the distribution of society.
Spain, 2003 (102 minutes). Director: Javier Fesser. Interpreters: Benito Pocino, Pepe Viyuela.
The endearing characters of Ibáñez, sustenance of thousands of childhoods and emotional company of so many adults, live hand in hand with Javier Fesser. Also thanks to some magnificent tricks that faithfully reproduce the aesthetics of the original vignettes, with an impressive visual firmness.
Before becoming movie icons, the Coen brothers were already delivering admirable movies. After Easy Blood, a debut in which they looked at film noir, they caught the forms of a crazy comedy to his second film, which follows the peculiar marriage between a police officer and a good-natured criminal; they cannot have children, so they kidnap one of the five babies of another couple… Thus, the Coens, unleashed, launch a motley barrage of images served by a camera with a life of its own.