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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Original name: Crónica de un niño solo
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: orphan, fascism, freedom, adolescence, escape, male rape, alone, poverty, hopes, psychological abuse, family abandonment, physical abuse, sex, dog, rape, fight, prostitute, thief, loneliness, money, police, con artists, violence, death, male female relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina

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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Day Will Come (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 119 min.
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The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
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The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
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Duration: 113 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: kids
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
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Friends (1993)
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