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Barrio (1998)

 -  Drama  -  2 October 1998 (Spain)
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Críspulo Cabezas ...
Rai
Timy Benito ...
Javi (as Timy)
Eloi Yebra ...
Manu
Marieta Orozco ...
Susi
Alicia Sánchez ...
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Ricardo
Francisco Algora ...
Ángel
Chete Lera ...
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Claude Pascadel ...
Abuelo de Javi
Pedro Miguel Martínez ...
Vecino
Daniel Guzmán ...
Chico bar de copas
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Chica bar de copas
Nicolas Abraham ...
Hermano de Rai
Concha Gómez Conde ...
Madre de Rai
Pepo Oliva ...
Padre de Rai
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A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!

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Growing up poor
3 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable film showing three boys, and a girl growing up in Madrid.

They all came from working class families and all families had some degree of dysfunction.

In one, the parents and children were constantly sniping at each other. The daughter (Marieta Orozco) constantly made remarks under her breath, but her brother (Timy Benito) was more open about their father. It was very funny despite the problems in the home.

The three boys spent time learning things about life, their city and it's underbelly, and about sex. Like most teens, they wanted to get laid. It was fascinating and funny as they pursued their dreams.

Make no mistake, this wasn't a Porky's. It was an outstanding film by Fernando León de Aranoa. and makes me want to see more of his work; and more of Orozco.


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