The masterpiece of Luis Buñuel – recently classified as “World’s Memory” by UNESCO -, shows the miserable lives of a group of children in the “lost cities” and poor districts of Mexico City.
After running away from a reformatory school, “Jaibo” meets with a gang of street boys to plan several assaults. Pedro, one of the gang members who is always searching for his mother’s love and care, gives shelter to “Ojitos”, a farm boy abandoned in the street. The destinies of the main characters come dramatically together when “Jaibo”, in front of Pedro, murders the guy who supposedly betrayed him.
Granted with the Palma de Oro for best director in the 1951 Cannes Festival.