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NEON FLESH
CARNE DE NEON
2010, 109 min, Spain, Dir: Paco Cabezas

An expansion of director Paco Cabezas' 2005 short of the same name, this excitingly brash, fantastically flashy crime comedy follows Barcelona street kid Ricky (Spanish star Mario Casas) who is eking out a touch-and-go living selling tissues, in the hopes of saving enough money to open a brothel for his incarcerated prostitute mother. Though he gets help from the cruelly hilarious pimp Angelito (Vicente Romero) and his junkie girlfriend (Macarena Gomez), Ricky is treading on dangerous ground with his plan - the prospective brothel would be encroaching on the territory of nasty neighborhood villain El Chino. "Well-crafted, high-testosterone entertainment." –Variety. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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