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The Little Polish (2003)

El polaquito (original title)
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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Great performances for a powerful story

"El polaquito" is probably the best movie in Desanzo's filmography.

A thirteen years old boy who lives in the central station of Buenos Aires falls in love with Pelu, a young girl in the very same situation, three years older than him. But this innocent love is surrounded by a dark and heavy atmosphere of corrupt people who takes advantage of the children living in the streets.

Challenged by limit situations, and also by cruel and violent people, this boy keeps believing in love. A great work by Abel Ayala (Polaquito), Marina Glezer (Pelu) and Fernando Roa (Vieja).

A very nice photography and tango atmosphere help to make this movie something really worthy.


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