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El Polaquito / The Little Polish
Horizontes Selection

?El Polaquito? is a street kid who scrapes a living by imitating Roberto Goyeneche, ?Polaco?, one of the most famous Argentine tango performers, in train carriages at the Estación Constitución in Buenos Aires. There he meets and falls in love with ?La Pelu?, a prostitute at the same station. Both are under the strict daily control of ?Rengo? (crippled) Carbajal, a false bootblack who exploits the kids and, in collusion with the police, runs all of the underhand dealings at the station. ?El Polaquito? tries to guide ?La Pelu? back onto the straight and narrow, making him a threat to the thugs in the doing. The movie is based on the true story of an adolescent murdered in 1994 and the actors are real street kids.
BIOGRAPHY
Director of the detective movies El desquite (Deadly Revenge, 1983), En retirada (1984), La búsqueda (The Search, 1985) and Al filo de la ley (1991), Desanzo has moreover directed films about outstanding figures of Argentine history, including Eva Perón (Eva Peron: The True Story, 1996), Hasta la victoria siempre (1999), about the life of Ernesto Che Guevara, and El amor y el espanto (2000), about Jorge Luis Borges. He has moreover made almost ninety documentaries and over 2,500 commercials.
CAST & CREW
Director
Juan Carlos Desanzo
Screenplay
Juan Carlos Desanzo, Ángel O. Espinosa
Photography
Carlos Torlaschi
Edition
Sergio Zóttola
Music
Martín Bianchedi
Cast
Abel Ayala, Marina Glezer, Fernando Roa, Roly Serrano, Laura Spinola
Sales
Alma Ata International Pictures, S. L.
Running Time
92 m.
Country
Argentina
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