I need to watch some Disney after this!! as a Latino, I am more than familiar with the drug/poverty/religion dynamic. This one is a sorrowful eulogy to theology of liberation. Lots of questions raised. Realistic, no punches pulled. Not for the faint of heart or prudish. Parts of the music are beautiful folk and others are by Michael Nyman, surprise!
Though likeable and interesting, some scenes didn’t put all the excitement possible, evincing some difficulties on maintaining an easy flow and denoting some ups and downs in the narrative. Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/05/white-elephant-2012.html
Trapero aims big here. He's gunning for GOD and tackles faith, corruption, poverty, purpose and mortality all at the same time. It's a lot to take in as we zig-zag through the slums of Buenos Aires with a multitude of characters and side plots. The performances are fine but we never spend enough time with any one individual to truly develop empathy and by the end are no closer to understanding why? 3 stars