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Two street punks, Carlos and Pedro, find themselves out of their depth on the mean streets of Santiago de Chile. As they are trying to purchase some coke for a local psychopath Yao, they are jumped by thieves who head off with his money. After Yao beats them up and tells them they have 48 hours to recover his money, Carlos and Pedro must risk their lives to meet their deadline and find themselves in rapidly escalating worse and worse circumstance. Written by
Filmed not unlike Man on Fire with quick angle changes and and often shaky viewing angle, this film also mimics (perhaps coincidentally) Cidade de Deus.
Never being to the city I can not back up the authentic portrayal of it. However, the constant buzz of city noise, obvious social class differences, as well as a raw look into the drug world and crime can almost define the dark underbelly of every major city.
This film was presumably filmed on a small budget but because of the filming location it's not obvious. The chosen actors were brilliant, both were brutal, delinquents and affectionate making Mala Leche a raw and captivating film into the drug world.
7 / 10
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