Do we buy things just to make up for our numb lives and lack of close relationships? And how much do we control this buying pleasure ourselves? We can't do it alone. This is what the market knows to bet on. And few can stop it.
With his documentary debut Delicate Balance director Guillermo García López has used a "talking head": José Alberto Mujica was Uruguay's president from 2010 to 2015, and represented the socialist party Frente Amplio ("The Wide Front"). He is known for his eccentric nature, his Spartan lifestyle – which he might expect during his 14 year-long stay in isolation after being guerrilla wars – and quotes as "Poor people are the ones just working to keep an expensive lifestyle" and always want more and more ». He has enough to defer to what he thinks is an inhuman world policy.
Three stories. Mujica's ideas about modern society, where economic interests come before human values and where the market decides, are the film's thematic red thread. It ties together three alternating depictions from three different world continents:
In Madrid, a brutal reality is depicted when an army of ruthless police forces overthrows ordinary people. . .
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