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Tough, raw and poignant - slow but rewarding World Cinema
on 12 July 2011
A unique movie, telling the story of Sayra, a girl desperate to emigrate from Honduras and see her estranged father again, and Casper a young boy being raised into a tough gang culture, in Mexico. They end up crossing paths at the end.
Semi-epic, dramatic and moving drama that intertwines 2 emotive and similar stories. Gritty, raw and almost low-budget in feel, the movie captures low level poverty and a tough seediness for the 2 young adults.
For many this film will be too slow, too real and harsh, and ultimately too serious a piece of world cinema drama. It does lack entertainment and action but it is a poignant flash of a tough life story in Honduras. It is a commendable, noteworthy piece of world cine, and thus a unique cult type of watch.