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Huelepega: Ley de la calle (1999)

| Drama | 1999 (Venezuela)
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Oliver, an 11-year-old boy thrown out of his home by his abusive stepfather, joins a gang of street children and is exposed to narcotics, violence and sexual predators, and the world of crime seems to be the only road available.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Gregorio Rivas ...
Oliver
Alfredo Medina ...
Mocho
Luis Campos Pelón ...
Chino
Pedro Lander ...
Saúl
Adolfo Cubas ...
César
Laureano Olivares ...
Pelao
Néstor Terán ...
Pajarito
Ramon Paiva ...
Pechundío
Jenny Noguera ...
Chino's mother
Gladiuska Acosta ...
Beatricita
Francisco Alfaro ...
Napoleón
Tatiana Padrón ...
Oliver's mother
Lucio Bueno ...
Oliver's stepfather
Elaiza Gil ...
Angie
Juan Carlos Reyes ...
Pechundío's friend
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Oliver an eleven-year-old boy is thrown away from his house by his stepfather. His mother watches everything and does nothing, afraid of being hurt. Since this moment, Oliver lives in the streets where he meets other kids that, for different reasons, came to the same place as him. With no other choice, he joins "the gang" to find food and other things to survive: a shelter under a bridge to sleep and the glue that makes him forget.

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Living on the edge of life... and death.

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Huelepega means "glue sniffer". A common practice among very poor street kids in Venezuela where they steal discarded glue containers from shoe repair shops and sniff it. See more »

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Follows Sicario (1995) See more »

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Really tough, but well worth watching.
31 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Really tough semi documentary thriller about life in the streets of Caracas. Two stories intermingle: The rise and fall of a drug capo fighting with a younger ruthless rival for the control of his barrio and that of Oliver (a well chosen name!), a child of around 8 or 9 years old, sent off to the street by his mother just to make her newly found husband happy. What follows is unbelievable, yet true. Oliver has to accommodate to his new life, in an extremely harsh world, and ends up literally in the gutter.

Most of the actors are non professional, locations are real, etc. Even so acting is really top notch, as most tech work, and the story is really well filmed.


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