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Julio y su Angel


Actor Jorge Cervera made his directorial debut with this Mexican drama, which might be described as Oliver Twist meets Whistle Down the Wind (1962). Casting professional adult actors with non-pro kids, Cervera filmed in Veracruz where the dying mother of eight-year-old Julio (Eduardo Saul Martinez) promises she will locate an angel to protect him. Instead, Julio is relegated to a harsh life at a slave-labor institution where young child workers get decent food and showers once a month -- when government...more