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La vida loca (2008)

"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called ... See full summary »

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Christian Poveda
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José Roberto Martínez José Roberto Martínez ... Self - Mara Member
Silvia Portillo López Silvia Portillo López ... Self - Mara Member
Ana Burgos Arévalo Ana Burgos Arévalo ... Self - Mara Member
José Luis Rosales José Luis Rosales ... Self - Mara Member
Jeaneth Ramírez Villacorta Jeaneth Ramírez Villacorta ... Self - Mara Member
Erik Palacio López Erik Palacio López ... Self - Mara Member
Cinthya Cuéllar López Cinthya Cuéllar López ... Self - Mara Member
Melvin Bonilla Hernández Melvin Bonilla Hernández ... Self - Mara Member
José Hernández Guzmán José Hernández Guzmán ... Self - Mara Member
Daniel Ayala Gutiérrez Daniel Ayala Gutiérrez ... Self - Mara Member
Carlos Armando Molina Carlos Armando Molina ... Self - Mara Member
César Hernández Escalante César Hernández Escalante ... Self - Mara Member
Edwin Antonio Llanes Edwin Antonio Llanes ... Self - Mara Member
Fabio Arévalo Rodríguez Fabio Arévalo Rodríguez ... Self - Mara Member
Luis Romero Gavidia Luis Romero Gavidia ... Self - Homies Unidos Member
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"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called 18th Street gang in a poor San Salvador neighborhood.

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tattoo | street gang | el salvador | See All (3) »

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Documentary

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Life
8 August 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Comparisons to City of God might be unavoidable, but this is actually a documentary and not a "fiction" movie (although latter was based on real life of course too). What it also is, is pretty messy. It could be that you get confused while watching this, not knowing who everybody is, or what "gang" they belong too.

Still through all it's faults, the fact, that this is so close to life and death (forgive the pun), makes it worthwhile for those who are interested in those things. I watched an documentary at the Berlin Film Festival that was a bit better, but I can't remember the name right now. Advising you to look through the movies I rated, wouldn't be an easy task either.

But all in all and while sometimes it seems to drag and be repetitive, you can be thankful, if you are not in a similar situation.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Spain | El Salvador | Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Őrült életek See more »

Filming Locations:

San Salvador, El Salvador

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$63,756
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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