In the suburbs of Córdoba, young cartoneros, collectors of cardboard and recyclable materials whose skills are passed down from father to son, learn the ropes while dreaming of a better life. From an oft-covered premise in Argentinian cinema — and one that could easily veer into the moralizing and maudlin — filmmaker Hermes Paralluelo achieves a great cinematic work. Opting for fixed shots and remaining constantly anchored on the point of view of its characters, young Ricardo, Bebo and Pata, Paralluelo immerses the spectator in a world that is certainly difficult, but that the film always manages to transcend, thanks to its unerring attention to the words of these resilient beings and the pictorial quality of a mise en scène that recalls Pedro Costa.
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