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

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Glue Sniffer  »

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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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Followed by Oro diablo (2000) See more »

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Really tough, but well worth watching.
31 August 2004 | by (cordoba, spain) – See all my reviews

Really tough semi documentary thriller about life in the streets of Caracas. Two stories intermingle: The rise and fall of a drug capo fighting with a younger ruthless rival for the control of his barrio and that of Oliver (a well chosen name!), a child of around 8 or 9 years old, sent off to the street by his mother just to make her newly found husband happy. What follows is unbelievable, yet true. Oliver has to accommodate to his new life, in an extremely harsh world, and ends up literally in the gutter.

Most of the actors are non professional, locations are real, etc. Even so acting is really top notch, as most tech work, and the story is really well filmed.


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