Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All is not lost

The Bureau of Found Objects in Paris may sound like a sinister building/institution from George Orwell's 1984 or a Franz Kafka novel. But - as the New Yorker's Nadja Spiegelman discovered - the place where the state attempts (doggedly if not always efficiently) to reunite lost and stolen property with its rightful owners is actually "an improbable, poetic space where the entrenched French bureaucracy and the societal ideals of the country collide". There's a quirky indie flick in this somewhere...

(Thanks to Adam for the link.)

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