To find something of this quality on a regular TV night is truly rare. I couldn't think of anything else for days. The exquisite care that Martin Donovan (director - Apartment Zero) and Alex Lasker (writer) show for their characters, is contagious and compelling. The face of little Carlitos haunts you throughout the film. It is very odd that a film like this one is not in a list of classics, in fact, I don't know anybody who's seen it. I can't find it on video, it's never part of any "must see" list. The film changes as the "substance" makes its way from Peru into the American inner cities leading towards its inexorable ending. The parade of characters is a gallery of unexpected discoveries, visual and emotional. SUPERB.
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