The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became known as Vichy France. In reality the Vichy government was a puppet regime controlled by the Germans. Part of the agreement was that the Vichy Government would assist with the 'cleansing' of Jews from France. The Vichy government formed a police force called the Milice, who worked with the Germans...
Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory roommate's bed. While she quickly runs over to the toilets to dress, Simon protests to his roommate that their time should only be devoted to studying, so they can get good jobs and lots of money. Coming back clothed, the woman refuses setting another date with the roommate because she'll be busy protesting. She explains the university's plan to construct a gymnasium in an African-American neighborhood, thus causing conflict with the local African American population. She tells him that she and others plan to take over one of the university's buildings.
“Personal Statement” stages photographical treatments of the original medical document. The images unfold vertically while feminine hands (Katerina Thomadaki) try to stroke this mutant body. The off-screen voice (Maria Klonaris) talks to the photographed subject.
Everything changes the day Sofia decides to take on her relationship with Paloma. Behind the supposed acceptance of her parents hides a plan to redirect their daughter to heterosexuality. And behind the apparent facade of tenderness and understanding in the couple hides a situation of maltreatment and instability that will take them to the limit.
A quilted call and response. A battle of extreme extremes.
Discordant dysfunction down to the nitty griddy.
Wearing an old pair of sunglasses from the thrift shop, Sherry realises that she can read everybody’s minds… up to a point. She can see why they chose the clothes they wear and what insecurities they are covering up. It seems that almost everyone has a deep-rooted hatred of how they look and the sunglasses may be part of the antidote. When she meets her friend Caitlyn, for coffee, she realises her glasses could help her and others.
Political comedy about the Government (domestic and foreign policies), the president, the public's own ignorance and faults, and so forth. He also makes some hilarious detours in his own renditions of rap lyrics read out in proper, coherent (non-Ebonic) language. There are also some very poignant pieces on Bush, religion, drugs (notably marijuana), which then link to homeland security. Unlike a comedian like George Carlin who may go from topics in the 'big world' in his act to things in the 'little world' like spotting the random things in life, Maher is very much a comedian of the times, on the attack but clear about his political allegiances.