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Slum puppies

In case you are struggling with the setting of the movie, here is an American interpretation.

Snot nosed Annie lives in a depressing yet somehow charming orphanage. She is cute in a homely sort of way but just won't shut up about karma. One day she is cleaning the lavatories when a famous actor, let's say Shirley Temple, comes to visit.  Annie must meet Shirley!! Her only choice is to crawl through the crapper and then the hilarity ensues! 

Unfortunately, one day a bunch of radical Lutherans go on a killing spree. Fortunately, our Annie escapes unharmed with her best friend, Frannie, thanks to the "Walk this way" advice of a mysterious orphan boy we''ll call little Stevie Tyler. Annie knows that she the young Stevie T. are meant to be. It's that karma thing. Never mind that Annie is housed at the Our Lady of Perpetual Petulance orphanage because of her birth parents' Roman Catholic beliefs. She keeps prattling on about karma.

Annie, Frannie and Stevie Tyler run off to join the circus.  Traipise artists! Tight rope waler! Tiger trainers!  What fun! At least it is until one night they make a horrifying discovery.  Turns out, those aren't hunks of hambuger they've been feeding the tigers. The three make their escape but Frannie who, as it turns out, has issues, ditches little Stevie Tyler. Annie knows it is her destiny to find him.

Many years later, wandering about a city the size of a small country with a population to match, Annie finds Stevie! She is ecstatic! Stevie, however, is bound to a bad recording contract.  Annie helps Stevie escape and all is wonderful until it is not! The record label will not let him go!  Not to worry, says Annie, we will be together. Our hearts will go on! I don't want to miss a thing! It is our karma! 

Annie takes a job at Starbucks. She's pulling espresso drinks when a scout from the "Who Wants to Dance with a Millionaire Idol" smash hit TV show comes in. Turns out, Annie is an expert at everything!  See, in all that bad luck -- what with the fall in the toilet, the attack of the mad Lutherans, the evil circus clowns and the pulling of the nonfat decaff no whip mocha lattes --  Annie just happens to pick up all the knowledge she needs to win the contest and walk away with a bajillion dollars.

It's her karma! To heck with her old pal Frannie who, feeling a little suicidal lately, takes a bath in a tub of money and a pistol.  To heck with those circus freaks feeding small children to hungry tigers. To heck with all those unlucky dogs still dwelling in the slums!

Now let's dance.