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El niño pez (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 9 April 2009 (Argentina)
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A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariela Vitale ...
La Guayi (as Mariela Vitale Emme)
El juez Bronté
Diego Velázquez ...
El Vasco
Comisario Pulido
Sócrates Espina
Ailín Salas ...
la Guayi niña
Sandra Guida ...
Julián Doregger ...
Paloma Contreras ...
La Chapulina
Darío Valenzuela ...
Jerónimo Perassolo ...
El niño pez
Marco Vera ...
Animador en la bailanta
Conductor del noticiero
Pedro Di Salvia


Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Argentina is in love with the Guayi, the 20-year-old Payaguayan maid working at her place. They dream of living together in Paraguay, at the shores of lake Ypoá. Robbing every purse and wallet in the house to fulfill their dream, hiding the money in a shoe box. But when the box is full, it bursts, fueled by desire, jealousy and rage. This is the starting point that spurs the escape through the highway that connects the North of Buenos Aires with Paraguay. While Lala waits to be reunited with her lover in Ypoá by reconstructing her past (the mystery surrounding her pregnancy and the legend of a fish child who guides the drowned to the bottom of the lake), the Guayi is detained in a minors institute in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. She turns out to be hiding a crime from long ago. Written by Anonymous

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Balik çocuk  »

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forbidden lesbian romance
18 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Lala is in love with her maid Ailin whom she has known since she was 13. They plan to steal from Lala's Argentinian family and run away back to Ailin's Paraguay home town on the lake. There is a mysterious legend of the Fish Child at the lake. Ailin is caught for the thieve and refuses to turn on Lala. The detention center has a dark secret and Lala strives to retrieve her love in a daring escape.

The two women are compelling characters and there is a nice forbidden love going on. The chemistry is OK but could be better. The movie could have a better flow. It is edited in a time-jumping disjointed way. It's not the best way to establish chemistry for the couple and for the flow of their journey. Time jumbos are not fit for everything. The movie stumbles a few times and the last act is where the movie fumbles. It's all jammed together with sex slavery, the escape, and the reveal of the legend. The worst is the overly emotional reaction to her dead dog in the middle of the shootout. I kind of chuckled when they carried both the injured and the dead dog as they escaped. The movie has some interesting aspects but overall, it is a slight miss.

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