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La vida loca (2008)

"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called ... See full summary »

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José Roberto Martínez José Roberto Martínez ... Self - Mara Member
Silvia Portillo López Silvia Portillo López ... Self - Mara Member
Ana Burgos Arévalo Ana Burgos Arévalo ... Self - Mara Member
José Luis Rosales José Luis Rosales ... Self - Mara Member
Jeaneth Ramírez Villacorta Jeaneth Ramírez Villacorta ... Self - Mara Member
Erik Palacio López Erik Palacio López ... Self - Mara Member
Cinthya Cuéllar López Cinthya Cuéllar López ... Self - Mara Member
Melvin Bonilla Hernández Melvin Bonilla Hernández ... Self - Mara Member
José Hernández Guzmán José Hernández Guzmán ... Self - Mara Member
Daniel Ayala Gutiérrez Daniel Ayala Gutiérrez ... Self - Mara Member
Carlos Armando Molina Carlos Armando Molina ... Self - Mara Member
César Hernández Escalante César Hernández Escalante ... Self - Mara Member
Edwin Antonio Llanes Edwin Antonio Llanes ... Self - Mara Member
Fabio Arévalo Rodríguez Fabio Arévalo Rodríguez ... Self - Mara Member
Luis Romero Gavidia Luis Romero Gavidia ... Self - Homies Unidos Member
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"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called 18th Street gang in a poor San Salvador neighborhood.

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The Gangs of El Salvador
2 March 2010 | by RindianaSee all my reviews

The pic's subject matter is unmistakeably highly interesting and the director's no-holds-barred approach certainly deserves accolades, but if you really want to delve deeply into a society's underbelly there's more to it than just filming all the misery you encounter and stringing it together as you like it.

Individually, the glimpses of gang life are unsettling and positively disturbing, but where's the assortative hand of an author who puts the impressions into an extensive perspective? It's all rather haphazard and thus ineffectively presented, relying too much on its basic impact than on analytical and informative commentary.

6 out of 10 meaningless funerals


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Spain | El Salvador | Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Őrült életek See more »

Filming Locations:

San Salvador, El Salvador

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$63,756
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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