After the leaving of their only one son to study in the foreign, a 25-years marriage faces their split, questioning themselves about love, desire, the passing of time and what really they want in life.
Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.
Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling--to be a thief--manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death." Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than forty-six years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.Written by
Fun fact from Argentina citizen, at the time (1972) the maximum sentence for any crime was life sentence, but that carry implicit 45 year parole mandatory, because the law say so, the crimes was so severe the judge decided to avoid this possibility of getting out 45 years later, and decided to lay down a new unprecedented at the time sentence of life time reclusion plus undetermined length of prison, so he after 45 year in prison ask every year how much is the sentence left, since is undetermined it turned in to a political move, and he will never get out if any parent of any assassination victim is alive. See more »
Almost at the end of the film, Carlitos payed at the kiosko a bunch of cigarettes and some sweet with a 10 Argentinian pesos bill, but that currency didn't appear until 90's. By that time the official currency was the "Peso Moneda Nacional". See more »
Are people crazy? Does anybody consider the chance to be free? Going wherever you want; however you want. We all have a destiny. I am a natural-born thief. I don't believe in "this is yours, and this is mine".
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Maybe not a masterpiece, but this is a terrific movie with a homoerotic bent that is entertaining, terrifically acted, and beautifully filmed. A kind of Argentinian Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie were a pretty curly haired boy instead. Some people may find the story offensive, including humor in a movie filed with crime and death might not appeal to some, but this is the kind of great film Hollywood doesn't make. Worth it just for the performance of Lorenzo Ferro as The Angel.
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