Armando, a 50 year man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17 years boy that is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.
Armando, a middle-aged owner of a Caracas dental prosthesis business, is estranged from his father, who he observes occasionally from a distance. He finds a young man of the streets who negotiates a fee high enough for the boy to be used to provide Armando's masturbatory object. Although a following encounter ends in a beating for Armando, he continues to make the boy dependent. What is the final result that Armando desires? Is it something more than a conflicted relationship with a hustler?Written by
After seeing this incomparably BAD Venezuelan movie today at the Miami Film Festival I couldn't understand how it could have ever won the Golden Lion (main prize) at the Venice Film Festival 2015, unless the members of the jury had been drugged or were profoundly drunk. I went and searched to see who had been the members of the jury and found the answer right away: Alfonso Cuarón was the president, and in movie festivals the selection of the president is decisive. Cuarón just wanted to favor a Latinamerican director, that was all. This TERRIBLE film is defective from all points of views, and it would not even pass a Cinema 101 exam. That's probably the reason why it has been shown in a few festivals but it hasn't had regular distribution, and the opinion of the critics has not been very helpful to it. On top of all that it is incredibly boring... Go at your own risk.
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