The Wholly Family
A crowded street in the heart of Naples, teeming with shops selling elaborate Nativity scenes, beautifully carved Holy Families, grotesque Punchinellos. A tourist couple and their 10 year-old son, Jake try to push their way through the crowd. While his parents quarrel, Jake lags behind, attracted by the carved Punchinellos.
Spellbound by these extraodinary figures, the boy stops at a stall and peering around to see that no one is watching, reaches for one of the Punchinellos. Jake’s parents suddenly realizes that he is no longer with them. Desperately, they begin to search for him, blaming each other for the mishap.
But the child is not there...
And so, "The Wholly Family" begins a dreamlike journey between reality and imagination through the most hidden places and symbols of Naples; a city that Terry Gilliam manages to capture with all of its contradiction, danger and magic.