Los Olvidados

1950 [SPANISH]

Crime / Drama

IMDb Rating 8.3 10 19706

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Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 10 / 10

Mexico, 1950. It Could be Rio de Janeiro, 2003 or Any other Big City in a Third World Country in the Present Days

"Los Olvidados" focuses the drama mainly in the bandit 'El Jaibo', just–arrived from a reformatory (where he learnt 'new techniques' of robbery), Pedro (Alfonso Mejía), a boy rejected by his mother and Ojitos (Mario Ramirez), abandoned by his family and the new comer to the group, showing a few hopeless days of a group of marginal youths, in the slums of Mexico in 1950, with the leadership of 'El Jaibo' (Roberto Cobo). . Each one of these boys is in a stage of criminality life: El Jaibo is graduated, Pedro is leaning and Ojitos will start. The restored B&W picture on DVD is splendid. Although taking place in Mexico, 1950, this masterpiece could be Rio de Janeiro or any other big city in a third world country in the present days. The end of the plot is marvelous. Fortunately the alternative end has never been used. Outstanding! My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Os Esquecidos" ("The Forgotten")

Reviewed by jboothmillard 7 / 10

Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned)

I found this Mexican - Spanish language film listed in the book 1001 Movies You See Before You Die, it was rated very highly by critics, so I was hoping it would be another deserved entry like many others I've seen, directed by Luis Buñuel (Land Without Bread, Viridiana, Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie). Basically, set in a Mexico City slum, this film shows the lives and misfortunes of a group of juvenile delinquents. Specifically it focuses on young Pedro (Alfonso Mejía), living in a world of poverty and the streets filled with crime and violence his morals are gradually corrupted an destroyed by the various characters' intimidation and cruelty. Also starring Estela Inda as Mother, Roberto Cobo as Jaibo, Jesús García Navarro as The Lost Boy, Miguel Inclán as The Blind Man, Alma Delia Fuentes as The Young Girl and Francisco Jambrina as The Principal. I will be honest and say that I could not keep up with everything going on whilst also reading subtitles, but I think to be there's not a lot I can say anyway, but it is a well observed film with some surreal moments, but a feeling of humanity throughout and many moments that get your attention, a worthwhile drama. It was nominated the BAFTA for Best Film from any Source and the UN Award. Very good!

Reviewed by ma-cortes 7 / 10

A powerful and provoking story dealing with violence and poverty of youngsters in Mexico slums

This ¨ The Young and the damned¨ or ¨The forgotten ones¨deals with a group of juvenile outsiders delinquents who live violent and crime-full existences in the squalid slums of Mexico. There a reform-school escaped young , El Jaibo , goes back to his neighborhood and seeks vengeance against the informant who allegedly sent him in prison. Obsessed to find him, at last he meets him, and a terrible retribution takes place. The weak and unwitting little boy Pedro and the violent villain El Jaibo will intricately interweave their bitter fates . While the young boy Pedro, : Mejia, is gradually coerced and corrupted by the nasty leader delinquent bent on revenge : Roberto Cobo.

Wrenching, documentary- like account of waifs, beggars, street urchins, delinquents and poor youngsters in the streets from the Mexican metropolis. And sadly showing quite a few amoral roles , corruption , badness and despicable acts of pure evil carried out by some young people . Graphic and depressing, including violent and disagreeable scenes. It is not for all tastes, but nonetheless masterfully done. From surrealist Luis Buñuel shot in 21days and edited in 4 days, being stunningly photographed in black and while by excellent cameraman Gabriel Figueroa .

The picture was well directed by Luis Buñuel during his Mexico period. He first Mexico made film was Gran Casino with Jorge Negrete and following The great Madcap or El Gran Calavera with Fernando Soler. Then, he was hired by producer Oscar Dancigers to make this film The Forgotten Ones based on facts, and being shot in Tepeyac studios. He followed directing in Mexico with the same producer a lot of titles, such as : The devil and the flesh, Mexican bus ride, The Brute, El, Robinson Crusoe , A woman without love, Wuthering heights , The criminal life of Archibald Cruz , Evil eden, Nazarin , The Young one , The Angel Exterminator , Simon of the desert . And his French period including : Diary of a chambermaid , Belle de Jour, The milky way , Discreet charm of Bourgeoise, The phantom of Liberty. The exiled Spanish director also shot in Spain some films , such as : Las Hurdes tierra sin Pan, Tristana, Viridiana and his last film : Obscure object desire. Rating : Above average . Essential and indispensable watching for Luis Buñuel buffs

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