Three youthful Latinos take after different ways dominated by L.A. group violence.
Pack life in Los Angeles is a consistent in I Am Gangster, Moritz Rechenberg’s presentation include around three young fellows whose lives aren’t as partitioned off from each different as they might like to think. A sprawling and ambitious film that appears to need to be a kind of defining portrait of this scene, its drama doesn’t generally live up to its intentions. Credible exhibitions from newcomers ought to charm it to fest audiences, yet wider prospects are iffy barring serious support from tastemakers.
In spite of the fact that characters appear to tumble forward at the beginning, Rechenberg is most interested in three: high-schooler Rio (Gilberto Ortiz), who writes graffiti under the name Cyko and battles with bullies; Miguel (Abraham Bobadilla), a no-nonsense posse banger who kills somebody cold blood in the opening scene; and Flores (Rick Mancia), a corrections officer who may well find himself locking either of these two in a jail cell after a short time.