MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 754 this week

Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
"Crónica de un niño solo" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 363 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (as Zuhair Jury)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 212 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 726 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 997 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)

Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chronicle of a Boy Alone.
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Bear (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Julio Chávez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Machín
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Angyali üdvözlet, aka "The Annunciation", is a surreal account of the history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between the ages of 8 and 12... See full synopsis »

Director: András Jeles
Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela
Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo
The Super (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

George Rossi, who immigrated to the US and served in the Vietnam war, is now a Superintendent of a Queens apartment building. He finds himself quickly slipping into a depraved world which is fueled by the tenants of the building.

Directors: Evan Makrogiannis, Brian Weaver
Stars: Demetri Kallas, Lynn Lowry, Ron Braunstein
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Leonardo Favio
Stars: Edgardo Nieva, Horacio Taicher, Juan Costa
Aniceto (2008)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Leonardo Favio
Stars: Hernán Piquín, Natalia Pelayo, Alejandra Baldoni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film's opening moments ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano
Stars: Nando Triola, Giovanni Bruno, Pina Leone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Salvatore Samperi
Stars: Carla Gravina, Philippe Leroy, Beba Loncar
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mario Soffici
Stars: Juan Verdaguer, Susana Campos, María Luisa Robledo
Ciske the Rat (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Pieters
Stars: Danny de Munk, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Herman van Veen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy's loss of innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison is the harrowing, Kafkaesque premise of LESSONS AT THE END OF SPRING. During the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Kavun
Stars: Valeriy Barinov, Nartay Begalin, Aleksandr Feklistov
Drama | Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nazareno Cruz is the seventh son of a couple living in a high mountain village. According to a myth, a seventh son will become a wolf on nights of the full moon. Everyone in the village is ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Favio
Stars: Juan José Camero, Marina Magali, Alfredo Alcón
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Puente ...
Polín
Tino Pascali ...
Oficial of Justice
Cacho Espíndola ...
Phisical Training (as Óscar Espíndola)
Victoriano Moreira ...
Fiori
Beto Gianola ...
Police
Leonardo Favio ...
Fabián
María Vaner ...
The Girl
Elcira Olivera Garcés
María Luisa Robledo
Hugo Arana
Carlos Lucero
Mario Pena
Juan Valunes
Amadeo Sáenz Valiente
Juan Castro ...
Child #1
Edit

Storyline

CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin, who's been abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state-run orphanage, it's also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well-intentioned fools. Inside the harsh confines of the supposedly beneficial institution, Polin and his fellow inmates must deal with constant physical and psychological abuse by the staff, as well as the natural emotional tensions brought on by their own burgeoning adolescence. But through it all, they manage to keep their hopes alive with optimistic talk of freedom and bold plans of escape. One day, when the opportunity finally arises, and Polin learns that freedom, too, has its price. Written by Jim Stark

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Chronicle of a Lonely Child  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dedicated to Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Polin and a Glimpse of Freedom
1 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

From the harsh reality and black and white existence of the 1950's comes this somber tale of a young boy imprisoned in the bleak world of Argentinian totalitarianism. Directed by Leonardo Favio, the film "Chronical of a Boy Alone " offers a brief visit to the sterile life of Polin, a boy abandoned by both family and society who briefly escapes to freedom. Polin exists in the day to day world of poverty and violence. Within the confines of a state run orphanage, he experiences both the indifference of the authorities and his peers. Friends are a hindrance and family a tiny island in a sea of despair. The film is in black and white as was life in the 1950s'. Brief nudity. ****


4 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Now on dvd! cannescrwrtr
Where are all the filmaholics? tate_gm
Leonardo Favio!? ziutu
Is it available? cowboy12156
the girl in the magazine he's kissing ggray33
Printed Film Format 35 mm ? what would make that in digital resolution auto78900
Discuss Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?