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Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field – the gregarious, swaggering Julio (Eliu Armas) and the wiry, focused Daniel/“Gato” (Fernando Moreno) have remained virtually inseparable ever since the newborn Daniel was found abandoned in a trash heap in their La Ceniza slum. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to try out for the city’s top professional team, just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“Packs a potent punch”

Hollywood Reporter

“It's very affecting, and the lead performances...are absolutely dynamite.”


“Make sure that you don't miss it.”

Naples Daily News

Academy Award® Official Submission 2011 - Venezuela

Winner! Naples International Film Festival 2011 - Best Feature

Winner! Lima Latin American Film Festival 2011 Audience Award - Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2011 - Audience Award

Winner! Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2011 - Best Director, Marcel Rasquin

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Fipresci Prize Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film

Winner! Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Film

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Golden St. George Award, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Russian Film Critics Award, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Havana International Film Festival 2010 Special Jury Prize - Best First Work, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2010 Golden Colon Award - Best Film

São Paulo International Film Festival 2010 International Jury Award Nominee - Best Film

Viña del Mar Film Festival 2010 Grand Paoa Award Nominee - Best Film

Cast & Crew
  • Julio : Eliu Armas
  • Daniel : Fernando Moreno
  • Morocho : Beto Benites
  • Max : Ali Rondon
  • Graciela : Marcela Giron
  • Director : Marcel Rasquin
  • Writer : Rohan Jones & Marcel Rasquin
  • Executive Producer : Liz Mago Bosch & Enrique Aular 
  • Producer : Enrique Aular, Juan Antonio Díaz & Marcel Rasquin 
  • Music : Rigel Mitxelena
  • Cinematographer : Enrique Aular
  • Editor : Juan Melián & Carolina Aular
  • Casting : Beto Benites
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2010
  • Release Date : August 24, 2012
  • Countries of Production : Venezuela
  • Languages : Spanish
  • Running Time : 97 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Audio commentary with director Marcel Rasquin

Interview with Marcel Rasquin

TV Spots featuring the cast and crew