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(334) 7.1 78 min 2018

Chola and Football are a couple of street dogs that live in the Los Reyes skatepark. A microcosm is organized around them, composed of things, animals and young adolescents in conflict with an adult world that they reject but are required to enter.

Genres
Documentary
Director
Iván Osnovikoff, Bettina Perut

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Monday, 14 Sep 2020 04:52

This documentary is mostly about the two main characters, Vicente Laso and Tito Guerrero, whose name was changed to avoid legal troubles in their youth. Laso and Guerrero were part of a larger group of young Mexican drug dealers who went to the US after the Mexican Revolution, and then settled down in California, becoming successful in the drug trade. But Laso and Guerrero went further than their peers, becoming known for their violent and sadistic ways. They were captured and brought to trial in the US, where they were convicted, and executed. Their lawyers argued that their criminal activities were necessary in order to escape the violence of their own society, and that they had become a necessary part of the Mexican society, rather than a threat to it. In the course of their trial, they were given only five years in prison, but when they came out they were set free, and in their second trial, were given the death penalty. In a moment of inspiration, they set up their own drug cartel, and started making a killing at the same time. In the end, they were able to save their lives and their reputation by the intervention of a prison chaplain, but the hope was never lost. To make the film, the filmmakers visited prisons and prisons warden's offices, talking to inmates about the reasons for their crimes, and the film's subject, the drug cartels, is discussed. These guys, like any other gangsters, are a reflection of the vicious and brutal realities of Mexican society. The drug cartel is not just a product of the Mexican society. The people who make the money off of this drug are the same ones who exploit people in the rest of the country, and the people who make the money off of this violence are the same people who abuse the bodies of their own children. This film is an attempt to make sense of the tragedy of Laso and Guerrero, but it doesn't offer much in the way of solutions. I think that the film did a good job of exploring the situation and taking the viewer through the steps that were taken to try and save them, but I think that the film does not offer much in the way of answers, and as a result, leaves the viewer with a more complicated picture of the situation. In fact, I don't think that it makes much sense, for the two main characters, and the film seems to focus more on their efforts to make a living than on their crimes.


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