Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin, who’s been abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state-run orphanage, it’s also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well-intentioned fools.
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It's uber smash-mouth study hall in dirty underpants, it's bad-blood bicker, it's cowardly group-think on broken glass. Tyranny is that which we hate when we can't spell economic deformity ratio, or dialectical nosebleed. Freedom is a movie about trauma, cigarros, drunken ghosts, Peronistas, a borrowed Italian horse, barrio dicks in mud, rented girls, a river of excrement and a song about a drum that's pretty okay.
the narrative is somewhat refreshing because it doesn't follow a typical "psychological agitation and exploitation" path, but somehow the film still doesn't quite manage to rid itself of neorealist sentiment.
La rutina melancólica de un niño se va mudando por espacios sórdidos y dramáticos. Su visita a tres lugares aparentemente distintos simulan ser contextos carcelarios. La libertad no es más que una fantasía futil. Favio se orienta a un cine social que documenta con desesperanza. La influencia al neorrealismo italiano es clara. Tanto el contexto como los otros personajes manifiestan una motivación a esta degradación.