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Chronicle of a Lonely Child

1964 1h 20m Drama List
Reviews 91% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A boy (Diego Puente) escapes from a child rehabilitation center to the impoverished streets of Buenos Aires. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member One of the greatest film in the argentinean cinema. Leonardo Favio first film show a crude and beautiful portrait of the lower class so realistic that can be compared to Truffaut's les 400 coups and the italian neorealism. With amateur actors and a narrow budget Leonardo Favio brings one of the greatest movie of all time with astonishing photography, music, perfonmances and script. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member While initially seeming a bit derivative of 400 Blows, this soon distinguished itself with interesting use of locale and some very moving comment upon the plight of children under fascism. The institutional environment is used well, with long corridors and high ceilings, and when it does move outdoors the isolation is still conveyed well through less literal means. Internalized pressures are made more palpable with sad circumstance, and the eventual break is handled well with a final shot that does not linger. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member PAN AND SCAN. Interesante y conmovedora, pero le faltó cocinarse. / Interesting and moving, but undercooked. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A boy (Diego Puente) escapes from a child rehabilitation center to the impoverished streets of Buenos Aires.
Director
Leonardo Favio
Producer
Luis DeStefano
Screenwriter
Leonardo Favio, Zuhair Jury
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Spanish
Runtime
1h 20m