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'Hermano': Venezuelan drama deserves wider release ★★★

'Hermano': Venezuelan drama deserves wider release ★★★

The Venezuelan melodrama "Hermano," an absorbing tale of soccer, family ties and life in the Caracas barrios, was picked up for U.S. release by Chicago's Music Box Films. Locally the film opens this week in Barrington, Cicero, the Regal City North 14 and Ford City on the South Side. And nowhere else. This is too bad: It's a good movie, teeming with incident, and it deserves an audience. In many ways, first-time feature director Marcel Rasquin's tale of two boys, Daniel and Julio, raised as brothers, hearkens back to the unpretentious and highly charged work of the pre-Production Code era in Hollywood, though Hollywood seems a long way away from this story's...

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