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An Argentine OLIVER TWIST with a sobering dose of grim realism, EL POLAQUITO tells of a street kid who has run away from an abusive home, and now makes his living busking in the subways. Called El Polaquito after a Polish tango singer whom he imitates, the gentle teenager works for Rengo, who oversees a ring of child prostitutes, thieves, and beggars. Rebellious by nature and uncomfortable with Rengo's authority, Polaquito struggles for independence, but his ties are binding: his sister works for Rengo as a prostitute, as does Pelu, the young girl with whom the boy is in love. The… More