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El niño de barro (2007)

Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.


Jorge Algora
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Credited cast:
Maribel Verdú ... Estela
Daniel Freire ... Comisario Petrie
Chete Lera ... Doctor Soria
Abel Ayala Abel Ayala ... Cayetano
Roly Serrano Roly Serrano ... Blas (as Rolly Serrano)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenia Aguilar Eugenia Aguilar ... Luana Lupoff
Oscar Alegre ... Valentín
Gabriel Atum Gabriel Atum ... Músico 2
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Fiore Godino
Rodrigo Barrena Rodrigo Barrena ... Policía Civil
Carla Benítez Carla Benítez ... Doble de Laura Lupoff
Daniel Benítez Daniel Benítez ... Doble de Arturo Larrondo
Arturo Berrnet Arturo Berrnet ... Niño calesita
Kelena Bojko Kelena Bojko ... Nena que entierran
César Bordón César Bordón ... Octavio


Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.

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Argentina | Spain


Spanish | Gallegan | Catalan

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mudboy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Godino is shown killing only one boy. This is due to the fact that this was the only crime the police had evidence of his guilt, although he confessed having murdered other children. See more »

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Children can also be evil...
20 May 2007 | by nicolasitoSee all my reviews

An eight year old Argentinian shook his country in 1904 after trying to murder a 21 month old out of pure cruelty. He would eventually murder four other children after trying to kill seven more. This movie is his story, a story of marginalization, abject poverty, abuse, diseases and neglect about a retarded boy who was systematically abused by the society he lived in and who lost any capacity to feel or judge his own acts. Still, the director chose a different viewpoint to tell his story, by telling about one of his victims, another boy, who feels a special domination link to his attacker.

OK, this is the summary. Now, can anybody tell me how can it have a 5.3 and several votes, from 1! to 10!, if it has not been released by now (May 20th 2007)??? Let's be serious, if we intend to keep this forum as a guide for other moviegoers...

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