Polaquito

Polaquito

Director: Juan Carlos DeSanzo

Cast: Abel Ayala, Marina Glezer, Fernando Roa

     
 

Argentine director Juan Carlos Desanzo offers a grim variation on the classic tale of Oliver Twist with this gritty tale of a young orphan who falls in with a decidedly undesirable crowd. A resourceful street kid who earns his keep as a subway busker after fleeing from his abusive parents, the young runaway is soon bestowed with the moniker of "El Polaquito" due to… See more details below

Overview

Argentine director Juan Carlos Desanzo offers a grim variation on the classic tale of Oliver Twist with this gritty tale of a young orphan who falls in with a decidedly undesirable crowd. A resourceful street kid who earns his keep as a subway busker after fleeing from his abusive parents, the young runaway is soon bestowed with the moniker of "El Polaquito" due to his faithful renditions of the popular Polish tango singer's enduring ballads. Despite his rebellious nature and distaste for authority figures, El Polaquito soon finds employment with the shady Rengo - a thuggish criminal who employs a variety of child prostitutes, beggars, and thieves. Though he would like nothing more than to break free from Rengo's suffocating grip, El Polaquito finds his options frustratingly limited due to the fact that both his sister and the object of his affections are also employed by Rengo. Now, as he makes a valiant effort to break away and take along the two people he cares about most, El Polaquito is about to discover if he truly has what it takes to survive in an uncaring society in which the death of a common street child is a casual, everyday occurrence.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
UPC:
0824355511529
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Maverick
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Spanish language film with and without English subtitles; 5.1 surround; Interactive menus; Scene selections; Other previews

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Made [2:45]
2. Station [1:18]
3. Shoe Store [2:51]
4. Games [2:32]
5. The Encounter [4:15]
6. Half & Half [4:10]
7. The Rescue [5:26]
8. The Test [4:14]
9. Working [4:55]
10. A Gift [2:51]
11. Smoking [3:08]
12. Radio [1:43]
13. Don't Know [3:48]
14. Pictures [1:08]
15. Angry [1:48]
16. Good Luck [4:45]
17. Juvenile Corrections [2:09]
18. Parents [1:41]
19. Fight [1:07]
20. Big News [3:54]
21. Yard [:41]
22. 24 Hours [1:29]
23. Thirty [4:08]
24. New Clothes [1:28]
25. Restaurant [6:41]
26. We Have to Talk [3:26]
27. Alone [1:19]
28. Praying [2:21]
29. Body Bag [2:34]
30. Credits [2:59]

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