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During The Easter Week of 1959, in the tragiocomic social landscape of Franco’s Spain, where the radio is still the centre of the household, and where the light bulbs are of a low wattage, the emotional tale unfolds of the a of a nine-year old boy: Pablito.

Pablito dearly wants to get a pedal-push car which he sees in a neighbourhood shop. He has an unlucky, middle-class family- and they are suffering from a stressful comparison with other relatives of the family who are again middle-class but with better luck and some good connections.

With the desire for the pedal-push car and the hopes of attaining it, encouraged his parents and with his savings box at the ready he is taken on a strange journey into the colourful and surprising family background full of lies and deceit.

Pablito will survive this family melodrama thanks to his capacity to use his imagination to answer questions that his parents and teachers don’t provide for him. Pablito will create his own happy ending.

Durante la Semana Santa de 1959, en el tragicómico paisaje social de la España radiofónica y con bombillas de pocos watios, transcurre la fábula de la crónica sentimental de un niño de nueve años: Pablito.

Pablito desea el coche de pedales que ve en un escaparate cerca de su casa. Su familia -clase media con mala suerte-. sufre la sorda presión familiar de la otra parte de la familia -clase media con buena suerte y mejores influencias-.

El deseo del coche y la esperanza de conseguirlo que le alientan sus padres llevan al niño, hucha en ristre, a un viaje extraño al abigarrado y sorprendente mundo familiar lleno de mentiras y chantajes.

Pablito sobrevive sentimentalmente en ese ambiente gracias a su capacidad para obtener en la imaginación las respuestas que sus padres y educadores no le brindan. Pablito creará su propio final feliz.

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