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Tadeo Garcia's impressive low-budget 2002 debut begins somewhat unpromisingly as a standard riff on gang violence, then gains unexpectedly in poignancy, depth, and complexity. Two south-side Chicago gang members, Isaac and Angel (Tony Sancho and Michael Cortez, both excellent), are carrying on a furtive sexual relationship, which is further complicated when Angel's earlier affiliation with a rival gang is exposed. Christopher R. Buzek's burnished cinematography makes inventive use of Little Village locations; Garcia excels at using offbeat rhythms to establish a palpable tension. In English and subtitled Spanish. 90 min.

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