El Polaquito

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 ...
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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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • UPC: 824355511529
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Maverick
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan / en español
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,798

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Abel Ayala El Polaquito
Marina Glezer Pelu
Fernando Roa Vieja
Rolly Serrano Rengo
Technical Credits
Juan Carlos DeSanzo Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Martin Bianchedi Score Composer
Jose Maria Calleja de la Fuente Producer
Ángel O. Espinosa Screenwriter
Jorge Stavropulos Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Torlaschi Cinematographer
Alberto F. Trogo Executive Producer
Rafael Valentin-Pastrana Executive Producer
Katharina Wöppermann Production Designer
Sergio Zottola Editor
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: With Subtitles in English - Yes
      Subtitles: With Subtitles in English - No
   Scene Selections
   Trailers
      El Leyton
      Savages
      The Dark Side of the Heart 2
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