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Huelepega: Ley de la calle (1999)

| Drama | 1999 (Venezuela)
Oliver, an 11-year-old boy thrown out of his home by his abusive stepfather, joins a gang of street children and is exposed to narcotics, violence and sexual predators, and the world of crime seems to be the only road available.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Gregorio Rivas ...
Oliver
Alfredo Medina ...
Mocho
Luis Campos Pelón ...
Chino
Pedro Lander ...
Saúl
Adolfo Cubas ...
César
Laureano Olivares ...
Pelao
Néstor Terán ...
Pajarito
Ramon Paiva ...
Pechundío
Jenny Noguera ...
Chino's mother
Gladiuska Acosta ...
Beatricita
Francisco Alfaro ...
Tatiana Padrón ...
Oliver's mother
Lucio Bueno ...
Oliver's stepfather
Elaiza Gil ...
Angie
Juan Carlos Reyes ...
Pechundío's friend
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Oliver an eleven years old boy is thrown away from his house by his step-father. Her mother watches everything and does nothing afraid of being hurt. Since this moment, Oliver starts to live in the streets where he meets other kids that, for different reasons, came to the same place as him. With no other choice, he joins "the gang" to find food and other things to survive: a shelter under a bridge to sleep and the glue that makes him forget.

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Living on the edge of life... and death.

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Official submission of Venezuela for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000. See more »

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Followed by Oro diablo (2000) See more »

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A good look at reality outside of the U.S.

This movies speaks volumes about the reality children face in 3rd world countries. Venezuela is one of the wealthiest Latin American countries in the world, yet the homelessness, prostitution, poverty and crime rates are higher/or as hi as any other place on the globe. In this story we follow Oliver.............I youth mistreated and disowned by his mother and alcoholic stepfather. We join Oliver in a journey through the rough streets of Venezuela where the rules are.....there are no rules. Struggling to survive, Oliver must do whatever it takes to survive..........with the dangers of corrupt police, Drug Dealers, Pedophiles and the presence of the never ending hunger he must endure........Oliver faces a life on the streets that wasn't meant for even the lowest of people. A true great film that practically had me in tears. 10/10


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