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Huelepega: Ley de la calle (1999)

| Drama | 1999 (Venezuela)
Elia Schneider directed this deep dark drama about the reality of street children in Latin-America. This films is quite amusing and keeps the viewer interested throughout its chain of ... See full synopsis »

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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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Elia Schneider directed this deep dark drama about the reality of street children in Latin-America. This films is quite amusing and keeps the viewer interested throughout its chain of events... See full synopsis »

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Huelepega means "glue sniffer". A common practice among very poor street kids in Venezuela where they steal discarded glue containers from shoe repair shops and sniff it. 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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