Los Olvidados

Draft Review by Dean Duncan May 21, 2015

Endlessly harrowing, Oliver Twist without any of the sentimentality, or even sentiment, or even compassion, or even feeling at all, social workers are almost Brechtianly unconvincing, the handicapped (blind) guy is the worst of the whole lot, which is not quite in line with the Tiny-Tim school of portraying the downtrodden, the nerve with which all this surrealism and chickenness and foot fetishism and pedophilia and violence is presented is awfully impressive, and one is hard pressed to think of a more horrifying ending anywhere