28 movies

Mary Forever

May 3, 1989

A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial poetry, encouraging them to stand up for their rights, finding out about their histories. Natale, in for murder, enamoured of the Mafia, the King Rat within the group; Mery, a drag queen, arrested for assault when defending himself, in love with Mario and, in daylight, rejected by all; Pietro, illiterate, muscular, believing his destiny is set; the callow Claudio, vulnerable, learning to harden himself. What can Mario learn and do in such a short time?

Boys on the Outside

September 14, 1990

Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of juvenile detention in Naples and he's met by Vita, a girl who's come from home to run away with him. Where can they go? A young dad, whose potato stall at the market is shut down because he has no permit, takes his two small children to the beach and yells at them. Mario, gay, a prostitute in drag, gets a visit from his mom; he offers tea, then finds the water to his apartment is shut off. Social workers drop by, parole officers file reports. What hope is there? What options besides crime?

I, 'The Heifer'

November 8, 1985

Juan Jose Moreno Cuenca, alias the Heifer, is 23 years old and tells his story as a criminal offender from 1 Ocaña Toledo. Fatherless, the offender has his childhood and how everything changed when her mother went to prison.

Pals

October 25, 1982

The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.

Faster, Faster

March 25, 1981

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Street Warriors

December 23, 1977

Perros Callejeros is based on the juvenile delinquency of the 1970s and 80s in Spain. The story is set in Barrio de la Mina in Barcelona one of the most conflict neighbourhoods in Spain. The characters chosen were real juvenile delinquents all with criminal records, which the director used to give the film a realistic touch. This film is very powerful and dramatic, it shows how these kids were brought up to survive on the streets.

Candy Razors

October 6, 1980

Jose Manuel Gomez Perales, "El Jaro", lives alone in Madrid, with no other company than his band and his "girlfriends." One day he meets Mercedes, a prostitute of Mexican origin. Mercedes falls for him and offers him her home to take him apart from his life of crime.

El pico 2

November 9, 1984

Paco, son of the commander of the Guardia Civil Evaristo Torrecuadrada, has been involved in Bilbao in the murder of a drug dealer couple. His fathers' efforts in suppressing evidence have nothing to do when the crime appears in the press. Paco is arrested and goes to prisson, where he return to do drugs.

Street Warriors II

January 1, 1979

A veteran policeman named Fernando feels a lot of hatred against Ángel because the boy ran him over with a car leaving him lame. Now Fernando accuses the young crook of having participated in a robbery at a gas station in which a murder has occurred. Helped by his friends, Ángel rebuilds the facts that serve him as an alibi, but while he is in pre-trial detention in La Modelo prison (Barcelona) a terrible mutiny will take place.

The Latest Scams of 'El Torete'

September 25, 1980

While the Torete rob banks, the Heifer, another delinquent who has not noticed it, enters the same place to rob him. After failing the coup, both decide to associate.

Tres días de libertad

April 26, 1996

Chely

July 3, 1977

La quinta del porro

January 8, 1981

Maravillas

February 26, 1981

A young Catholic girl takes viewers through a changing Spanish political and social landscape as she develops from her confirmation day to adulthood. Her first experience with the real Spain comes when her Jewish godfathers cannot come to her confirmation. One of the godfathers, using a ring, poses an early challenge to her innocence that puts her in danger. He later returns, indirectly introducing her to a new boyfriend. If he is one of the symbols for Jewish life under Franco, or for a Judeo-Christian interaction, that interaction is complex. The young woman encounters different lovers as she grows into adulthood, but at the same time she is burdened with financially supporting her father and his own rather decadent lifestyle. Again, this difference in generations could be understood as a difference between the "new" and "old" Spain; it is up to the viewers to interpret the story elements as they decide.

Nunca en horas de clase

November 3, 1978

El último viaje

February 20, 1974

Commissioner Mendoza must join forces with the honorable civil guard, to stop the activities of a network of drug traffickers with international contacts that intend to act in Spain.

Working-class dude grows up surrounded with petty delinquency and ghetto temptations; he marries a rich girl and faces the disapproval of her parents. Then the young couple plans a crime...

Criando ratas

January 10, 2016

Latest example of Spanish "neokinki" cinema, which was popular in the late seventies/early eighties, right after the end of Franco's dictatorship. Destructured families of low social classes are the perfect environment for delinquency, drugs, violence and broken lives.

El idioma imposible

November 26, 2010

Fernando, lives in the heart of Barcelona's Chinatown, which seeks life peddling amphetamines and alternating with a peculiar gallery sinister characters. In one of those sunrises stolen life, Fernando meet Elsa, a young teenager, fresh and lively, with a passionate and self-destructive personality who unwittingly become the most addictive. Together they try to survive in a shadowy villain and Barcelona at the end of the day is taken by the renegades of society and their particular codes.

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