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Barrio (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 October 1998 (Spain)
A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!
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Críspulo Cabezas ... Rai
Timy Benito Timy Benito ... Javi (as Timy)
Eloi Yebra Eloi Yebra ... Manu
Marieta Orozco ... Susi
Alicia Sánchez ... Carmen
Enrique Villén ... Ricardo
Francisco Algora ... Ángel
Chete Lera ... Inspector de policía
Claude Pascadel Claude Pascadel ... Abuelo de Javi
Pedro Miguel Martínez ... Vecino
Daniel Guzmán ... Chico bar de copas
Lluvia Rojo ... Chica bar de copas
Nicolas Abraham Nicolas Abraham ... Hermano de Rai
Concha Gómez Conde Concha Gómez Conde ... Madre de Rai
Pepo Oliva ... Padre de Rai
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the life of three teenage friends in a humble neighborhood of the city of madrid is full of adventures, while trying to face the harsh reality, taking them to a maturity where they discover the value of friendship, love, but also disappointment and sadness . Written by poeticanarquica

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Urban tale
11 September 2005 | by eve_waessleSee all my reviews

The story of three friends, Rai, Javi and Manu, with a common factor: they live in the same 'Barrio',(neirbourhood), and the three of them want to scape from it. They all come from distorted families, Javi's parents have marital problems, while Manu lives just with his father and he has a brother who never calls or visits. Ray's is a typical working class family. The story takes place in a Madrid suburb, in the summer season, where the three of them decide to make money out of anything. They sell flowers, that they steal, Manu becomes a pizza delivery boy, and Ray is a small drug dealer. The story is as sad as funny, because life is not always sad, not always fun, but a bit of both. It shows a side of Madrid that the tourists won't see in a visit: the underground ghosts, the junkies under the bridge.... The dialogues are so good, that they seem improvised. This is one of the best films of Fernando De Leon Aranoa, but it's also recommendable 'Familia', one of those stories that you'll remember.


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