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Mauricio (as Demian Bichir)
Juan Manuel Bernal ...
El Boy
Verónica Merchant ...
Victoria
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Adela
Dolores Beristáin ...
Chenta
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Ernesto
Ximena Sariñana ...
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Maru Dueñas ...
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Dino García ...
El Espanto
Monserrat Ontiveros ...
Ester
Alfredo Sevilla ...
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Luisa Huertas ...
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El Boy (Bernal) is a street kid who lives with his alcoholic aunt Chenta (Beristain) dreaming of one chance to run away and reach his long-lost friend Mauricio (Bichir) in the bordertown of Tijuana. Mauricio returns and tries to convince El Boy of helping him in a kidnapping, but confidence between them is rapidly replaced with lies and betrayal. After commiting a crime, El Boy will be sent to Tijuana leaving Mauricio free way to take control of his entire life. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Not that great.
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all the production values on the DVD are not very good; the sound quality is especially horrible. The plot is basically the same old "tough lives of the youth" story which has been done a thousand times over the past few years in Latin American cinema over the past few years. The one bright spot in the film is Dolores Beristain's performance as the alcoholic and mentally ill aunt Chenta. Her performance is very realistic, but too brief. Also, her story is not supported very well by the plot and stops making sense towards the end of the movie, along with several other aspects of the plot. Overall, this movie has been done before and been done far better.


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