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The Mudboy (2007)

El niño de barro (original title)
Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.


Jorge Algora
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Verdú ... Estela
Daniel Freire ... Comisario Petrie
César Bordón César Bordón ... Octavio
Chete Lera ... Doctor Soria
Juan Ciancio ... Mateo
Abel Ayala Abel Ayala ... Cayetano
Roly Serrano ... Pedro Blas (as Rolly Serrano)
Sergio Boris Sergio Boris ... Palacios
Oscar Alegre ... Valentín
Jonathan Gruber Jonathan Gruber ... Roque Muñiz
Nicolás Torcanowsky Nicolás Torcanowsky ... Arturo Larrondo
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Fiore Godino
Shahir Jaller Shahir Jaller ... Jesualdo Cocuozzo
Mario Moscoso Mario Moscoso ... Benito Lupoff
Guillermo Parodi Guillermo Parodi ... Pascual Estévez


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

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La maldad tiene 10 años. [Evil is 10 years old.] See more »

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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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Argentinian child murderer
8 February 2008 | by jayjasejasonSee all my reviews

This film tells the story of a series of murders based on the real case of "el Petiso Orejudo" in Argentina in the early part of the 20th century. It's filmed from the point of view of another child, who has the visions of the murders. Or is he the real killer? Maribel Verdu is understated in her portrayal of a poor woman in a chauvinistic society trying to cope with a jealous lover and son who's claims are suspicious to say the least. Abel Ayala is excellent in his role as a pathetic kid born into misery and poverty.

On the whole a fine film, good actors and an interesting story, well directed make for a good watch as the story develops to it's tragic end.

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Spanish | Gallegan | Catalan

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (Spain) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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