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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Original name: Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor - when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib's gang. Matters are getting serious.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, poverty, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, friendship, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, vengeance, youth, gang, homeless, danger, society, urban ghetto life, survival, street life, teen violence, coming of age, hiding place, outcast, accidental killing, crimes, friends, urban ghetto, homelessness ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa

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Duration: 128 min.
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, social worker, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, street life ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 140 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
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Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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