1930, on a sugar cane plantation in Martinique live José, a bright, mischievous 11-year-old, and his grandmother, a tough, wise woman determined to save him from the hard life she has known. When Jose wins a scholarship, she is ready to sacrifice everything for his chance at an education and an escape from the fields. –Cannes Film Festival
obviously a very touching film, but I felt the ending was very abrupt, and that the music played at the beginning and end of the film were completely inappropriate. Having said that, you know it's going to be a tear-jerker and blood stirrer from the very beginning, and the young boy, Jose, is destined to find some sort of success despite all of the sadness and degradation in the world around him.