This video has been inspired by a short story written by Guy de Maupassant and entitled "Idylle". This story relates to an episode where a woman breastfeeds a starving guy she's just met in a train, in order to feel relieved from the pressure of the milk in her heavy engorged breasts...To get a rough translation of "Idylle" please click here.
Scene extracted from the Crime of Cuenca (Spanish: El crimen de Cuenca) is a Spanish drama film (made in 1980), directed by Pilar Miró and based on historical facts which happened in the early 20th century in the Spanish province of Cuenca. This scene seems to be related to the topic of Roman charity : in this movie , a prisoner receives a visit from his wife.
Imprisoned by Dériadès, Tectaphos, Indian prince, was locked in a dungeon and condemned to starve to death. Her daughter, who had just become a mother, asked the guards to let her enter the jail to make a last consolation. They let her go, and there, she gave his father the milk from her breast. Deriades, when he learnt the daughter's piety, decided to release his enemy.
Those who have read the short story Idylle written by Maupassant, they might relate a scene from Going places (originally entitled 'Les valseuses') to it. The movie features "two whimsical, aimless thugs who harass and assault women", amongst other crimes. In that specific scene I'm telling here about, they manage to catch a train.
The story of Pero and Cimon is Roman and is found in a book of stories about ancient life written about 30 AD. In the tale, Cimon is sentenced to death by starvation, but his daughter Pero visits him in jail and secretly breastfeeds him to save his life. She is caught by the jailers, but her act impresses jailers and they release Cimon.