Two marginal youths who are friends fail miserably on their first drug transaction. Risking their lives, they embark on an uncontrolled crime spree in order to repay the money within two days.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Diocares ...
Adela Secall ...
Luis Dubó ...
José Gutiérrez ...
Vendedor de Pasta 1
Robinson San Martín ...
Vendedor de Pasta 2
Andrés Céspedes ...
Ladrón de Pasta 1
Juan Valdivia ...
Ladrón de Pasta 2
Christian Chauque ...
Ladrón de Pasta 3
Edinson Díaz ...
Conpinche de Yao 1
Carlos Morales ...
Conpinche de Yao 2
Gonzalo Olivos ...
Niño Paliza
Felipe Olivos ...
Niño Paliza
Camila Leyva ...
Madre de Carlos


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 Anonymous

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16 April 2004 (Chile)  »

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Bad Blood  »

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Winner of 52 Donostia San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain, in the official selection of "Horizontes Latinos" 2004. (best Latino film at the festival) See more »


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A frantic tale of 2 Chillian Friends
18 October 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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