At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Abel Ayala ...
Polaco (Polaquito)
Marina Glezer ...
Pelu
Fabián Arenillas ...
Limp (father)
Fernando Roa ...
Viejo
Roly Serrano ...
Limp (as Rolly Serrano)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osvaldo Sanders ...
Cashier
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At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls in love with a 16 year old prostitute, also working for the Mafia controlling child exploitation in one of Argentina's busiest train stations. He tries to rescue her from this cruel life with no future. But to do so, he must confront the ruthless adult gang leaders, as well as the young kids who protect them, believing that this Mafia is truly their only option. The story is supposedly based on a true story, which happened, and was discovered in Argentina in the late 90s, early 2000s. Written by Guy33134

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Best Argentinian movie of 2003
9 October 2003 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story. A teenager about age 13 falls in love with a hooker (age 16) in a train station. Both are severely treated by a man who used them. The boy sings in train imitating a famous tango singer "El Polaco". The performance of the boy (who is not an actor) is great. You have to see his face, his eyes, his expressions to confirm this. It is a boy from the streets. The other non professional actor, that was also a homeless, is good too. And the actress is in the line of the story. This is a very cruel movie, hard to see. But it must be seen. To tell you the truth, I was shocked after watching it. Must be seen, honestly.


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