Original name: Chamaco
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
rough, serious, sincere, realistic, bilingual
athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, urban, parents and children, ambition, family relations, rise to the top, hopes, rivalry, family problems, power relations, lifestyle, asthma, poster, belt, language barrier, amphetamine, death of sister, boxer, training, teenage sex, male prostitute, best friend, girlfriend ...
contemporary, 21st century
mexico, latin america