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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves. She becomes addicted too, and life goes downhill for them both as their addiction deepens, eventually leading to a series of betrayals. But, in spite of it all, the relationship between Bobby and Helen endures. Written by
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I think this movie as one of the most beautiful films of ever. I think that for more than one reason : for the first thing Al Pacino is my favourite actor, and in this movie he's simply at his best, he's cool and fast, reactive and thirty years in the future on the look. The co-protagonist, Helen, is wonderful and her look expressions fill the empty minutes of silence, you'll be attracted in a deep, magical and intimal atmosphere of love between her and Bobby. The story is simple as nice, true and there are no spectacular surprises, effects or a prevedible ending...just them, just looks, feelings, dynamics. The italian version is wonderful, my thanks to Ferruccio Amendola (Bobby's voice), he'll live with us forever. Thank you Al, thank you Helen, thank you.
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