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Streeters (2001)

De la calle (original title)
Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.

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Rufino
Maya Zapata ...
Xóchitl
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Cero
Mario Zaragoza ...
Ochoa
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Chicharra
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Amparo
Abel Woolrich ...
Félix
Cristina Michaus ...
Seño
Ernesto Yáñez ...
Gregorio
Alfonso Figueroa ...
Globero
Roberto 'Raki' Ríos ...
El Trueno (as Roberto Ríos 'Raki')
Jorge Zárate ...
Carnicero 'Don Lenche'
Norma Angélica ...
Gloria
Iván Rafael González ...
Juan
Óscar Sevilla ...
Antonio
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Rufino (15) roams the streets of Mexico City. He tries his best to look after the youngest homeless children who survive on a diet of glue and hash and sleep in the sewers at night. Rufino earns some money doing hard and dirty work, such as moving meat around a slaughterhouse. Rufino sells a bag of cocaine for Ochoa, a corrupt cop who has Rufino's district in his power and is also the lover of Rufino's adoptive mother. He decides to use the money to flee the city with his girlfriend and her baby. Ochoa sets off after them. Just as Rufino seems able to escape, he finds out that his real father is still alive. Obsessed by this knowledge, Rufino doesn't want to leave until he has found his father. Written by Anonymous

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La calle es de quien la trabaja, vive y ama en ella.

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3 stars
14 May 2002 | by (Silicon Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a film set in present day Mexico City, where the teen aged main characters have little to live for except maybe drugs and sex. The main character is named Rufino, who learns that his father might be alive, and even though he had always been told otherwise, he becomes obsessed with finding him. Near the beginning of the film he comes into some drug money that shouldn't really be his, so he tells his girlfriend Xóchitl that she, her son, and Rufino can get away from the city, perhaps to see the ocean for the first time.

But no one in this film really goes anywhere. The Ferris Wheel that they ride near the beginning of the film is the perfect image, since it goes around and around, but there is no real escape. Everyone is just getting by, living day to day.

The acting by Maya Zapata (Xóchitl) and Luis Fernando Peña (Rufino) is excellent, and the rest of the young cast is also very natural. The camera is mostly handheld and the feel is very realistic and gritty.

The first time director was not at the screening where I saw this at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 4/24/2002, but the SFFS person did read some comments from him, which included the words "open wound." I think that sums up the film, which is worth seeing but is certainly not uplifting.


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