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Released Apr 16, 2001 1h 26m Drama List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 57% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Rufino (Luis Fernando Peña) is a teenage boy forced to live in a foster home after his father goes missing. Without any parental supervision, Rufino enjoys a life of petty crime and recreational drug use. When his girlfriend, Xochitl (Maya Zapata), learns she is pregnant, Rufino hatches a plan to steal and sell a bag of cocaine in hopes of using the money to run away with her. Meanwhile, Rufino becomes obsessed with finding his father, who he believes is still alive. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Luke Sader Hollywood Reporter An engrossing, contemporary look at the life of teenagers and young children living on and under the streets of Mexico City. Aug 1, 2002 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central The height of unblinking realism punctuated here and again by a marvellous symbolic intelligence and marked by extraordinary performances. Rated: 4/4 Jul 6, 2003 Full Review Merle Bertrand Film Threat Does a slow burn as it spirals towards its wrenching conclusion. Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review David Elliott San Diego Union-Tribune If you care about how Mexican poverty degrades and yet also deepens Mexican beauty, it is one to see. Rated: 3/4 Nov 8, 2002 Full Review Jorge Avila Andrade Moviola Buen ejemplo del cine propositivo que le hace falta a la industria nacional Rated: 3/4 Apr 9, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I have no clue why anyone would want to write, produce, or view a movie like this. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie was awesome. Incredibly sad, but well acted and a brilliant look into the real life on Mexico City's streets. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member La pelicula no es tan mala. Tiene muy buenas actuaciones (la mejor, sin duda, Vanessa). El problema viene en el rapido final. Creo que es too much. Todo, en general. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member strange movie. it opened up a side of mexico city that I have never thought of before... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member una de las mejores peliculas de retrato realista en mexico Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I like you movie it is very intersting,and in life in mexico,juares that is how life is there.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Rufino (Luis Fernando Peña) is a teenage boy forced to live in a foster home after his father goes missing. Without any parental supervision, Rufino enjoys a life of petty crime and recreational drug use. When his girlfriend, Xochitl (Maya Zapata), learns she is pregnant, Rufino hatches a plan to steal and sell a bag of cocaine in hopes of using the money to run away with her. Meanwhile, Rufino becomes obsessed with finding his father, who he believes is still alive.
Director
Gerardo Tort
Screenwriter
Marina Stavenhagen
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Spanish
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 16, 2001, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 11, 2003
Runtime
1h 26m