The Wheelchair is an ironic comedy whose rather macabre humour masks a deep human and social Insight. It concerns a little old man whose ardent wish is to possess a motorbed wheelchair like that of his best friend. The fact that his legs are perfectly sound does not deter him.
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Bold, subversive cinema during the Franco regime that openly satirises with a sense of realism and irony. One of the most notable Esperpento grotesquery films said to have influenced Almodovar's damning indictment of Franco and the use of comic absurd realism to emphasise political commentary.