Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this Venzuelean political drama translates to Little Revenge. Social upheaval in a tiny South American village is seen through eyes of a 12-year-old. Though the government is ruthless in wiping out resistance, the child remains oblivious to these atrocities until his pet dog is accidentally run over by a tank. The boy becomes thoroughly radicalized when the federal soldiers order the other children in the village to spy on their parents, and when his neighbors begin disappearing. The country represented in Pequena Revancha is unnamed: the viewer is invited to draw his or her own conclusions.
against-all-odds, atrocity, espionage, oppression, resistance, revenge