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Boys on the Outside (1990)
"Ragazzi fuori" (original title)

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Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Francesco Benigno ...
Natale
Alessandra Di Sanzo ...
Mery (as Alessandro Di Sanzo)
Roberto Mariano ...
Antonio
Maurizio Prollo ...
Claudio
Alfredo Li Bassi ...
Salvatore Termini ...
King Kong
Filippo Genzardi ...
Matteo
Vincenza Attardo
Carlo Berretta ...
Salvo
Giuseppe Pirico ...
Marcello
Giuseppe Lucania ...
Santino
Alessandro Calamia ...
Tommaso
Tano Cimarosa ...
Capo-cantiere
Guia Jelo ...
Prostituta
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Santi Bellina
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Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of juvenile detention in Naples and he's met by Vita, a girl who's come from home to run away with him. Where can they go? A young dad, whose potato stall at the market is shut down because he has no permit, takes his two small children to the beach and yells at them. Mario, gay, a prostitute in drag, gets a visit from his mom; he offers tea, then finds the water to his apartment is shut off. Social workers drop by, parole officers file reports. What hope is there? What options besides crime? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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the continued life of the Ragazzi......
16 October 2009 | by (london) – See all my reviews

It was Pasolini who championed the plight of the Ragazzi putting their stories centre stage in his contribution to Italian realist cinema.

This film follows a number of others like it, which continue to highlight the violence and poverty in southern Italian cities and it's impact on the young as they grow up in such an environment.

Interestingly, the film is set in Palermo and uses (in a homage to Pasolini ?) real street boys as the protagonists. Considering the degree of Mafia control in Palermo, it must have been some feet to have pulled this off. What we have is more of the same hopelessness and violence seen in other recent films but with flashes of great character study mixed with glimpses of a city not usually prone to cinematic intrusion.


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