Rodrigo D: No Future (1990)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Juvenile Delinquency Film, Urban Drama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Colombia  |  
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Rodrigo D (Ramiro Meneses) is a Colombian youth who aspires to join a punk-rock band. His musical skills are negligible, but Rodgrigo feels sympatico with the punkers: he's angry, alienated and destructive. A member of a motorcycle gang that robs and pillages neighboring communities (several of the "actors" were actual street kids, six of whom were killed after the movie was completed), Rodrigo ends up a "big man" only through use of brute force. He finally ends up in the notorious city of Medellin, where he finds it impossible to escape the drug-and-violence syndrome that he thought he'd left behind in the slums. Rodrigo D: No Future is of historical interest in that it was the first Colombian film to be entered in the Cannes Festival.

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street-gang, alienation, biker, Colombian [nationality], punk, slums, teenagers, drugs, juvenile, life-of-crime, poverty