La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1989)
What is idyllic, and what is not? The upper and lower classes intersect in this abrupt and concise family drama, abundant with comic contrast and strained relations. Both nuanced and coarse, it is a scathingly black satire of infant-swapping, guilt, responsibility, and disintegration – all set against a sordid backdrop of racism and upheaval.
Never underestimate the vengeful wrath of a spurned woman. In my mean book of middle ground.