Twelve-year-old first-time actor Marko Kovacevic delivers a riveting performance in this wrenching drama about the pain and pitfalls of false hope. Marko, who is from an abusive family, is also the victim of his bullying schoolmates. He manages to find refuge in a beached train car and in his poetry. One of his teachers encourages his literary endeavors, but when the teacher falls prey to the same childish cruelties that torment Marko, the boy solicits the help of a violent mercenary instead.
Pros: Acting, consistency of story presentation Cons: Mirage is entirely without hope, this isn't a total con, but for the hopeful? The Bottom Line: Read the review's last paragraph for the problematic nature of recommendation. I have to pick either yes or no below, I pick yes, but with reservations. Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Rate a couple of films from 3-5 … more