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Director  Leonardo Favio
Country  Argentina
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Black-and-white
Duration  
Language  Spanish
Chronicle of a Boy Alone movie poster
Cast  Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola, Victoriano Moreira, Beto Gianola, Leonardo Favio
Release date  5 May 1965
Writer  Leonardo Favio, Jorge Zuhair Jury
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (Spanish: Crónica de un niño solo), also known as Chronicle of a Lonely Child, is a 1965 Argentine film directed by Leonardo Favio. It won the Silver Condor Award for Best Film.

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Plot

Polin is an eleven-year-old troublemaker in reform school for unknown reasons. After suffering from harsh treatment at the hands of the staff, Polin punching one of the supervisors in the face. He is sent to the police station where he is locked up in a cell. Polin breaks out and returns to his hometown, a rural fishing village, where he meets up with his best friend and falls back into his old routine—smoking, pickpocketing, shoplifting, skinny dipping with his friends and picking fights with the neighborhood bullies—all the while trying to avoid a run-in with the law.

Cast

  • Diego Puente as Polín
  • Tino Pascali as Official of Justice
  • Óscar Espíndola as Physical Training
  • Victoriano Moreira as Fiori
  • Beto Gianola as Police
  • Leonardo Favio as Fabián
  • María Vaner as The Girl
  • Controversy

    The content is about children but at the time of its release in 1965 the film was considered by many as a critique on Argentina's fascist regime. Also, the film's brutal and realistic depiction of Argentina's state-run orphanages caused a great deal of controversy.

    The film contains a controversial scene containing extensive, explicit nudity involving several young Argentine boys skinny dipping.

    This controversy led the Argentine Government to ban the film shortly after its release. The film remained banned for over thirty years.

    Release

    In 1996, the film was released on VHS by Award Films International, and later on DVD.

    References

    Chronicle of a Boy Alone Wikipedia
    Chronicle of a Boy Alone IMDb Chronicle of a Boy Alone themoviedb.org


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