Fuga de cerebros 1998
1h 35min | Drama | 2 April 1998 (Argentina)
A teenage Argentine street gang are targeted for revenge by the overweight street cop whom they wrongfully accused of police brutality. Gang leader Fideo was born in the U.S. and speaks both English and Spanish. He dreams of returning to the US to become a recording star.
I think that this movie had to be similar to the excellent low-budget film “Pizza, Birra, Faso”, because they have the same theme (marginal boys trying to survive), but this one did not completely satisfy my expectations. Why is that?: First, because is not so realistic as the other; second, because there are some things in the plot that I think that didn´t work (eg: the dreams that one of the boys had with a girl – they are totally out of context); Finally because the movie´s ending is very excessive. Despite what I have written, it´s a limited but interesting film, and a good attempt at an original movie. I think it’s worth a look. I give this title a 6.5 out of 10.
Director: Fernando Musa
Writers: Branko Andjic, Fernando Musa
Stars: Nicolás Cabré, Luis Quiroz, Jimena Anganuzzi
Release Date: 2 April 1998 (Argentina)
Also Known As: Brain Drain
Filming Locations: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina