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1 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
Rendered jobless by the American war on drugs in his native Bolivia, Freddy (Freddy Flores) crosses the border to Argentina, where he gets a job as a short-order cook in a restaurant run by Enrique (Enrique Liporace), who is by turns cruel and compassionate. Scraping by on his meager wages, Freddy witnesses the casual racism of his customers, who regard other South Americans as inferior. His only friend is Rosa (Rosa Sanchez), a waitress from Paraguay who is also there illegally.

Cast: Freddy Flores , Rosa Sanchez , Oscar Bertea , Enrique Liporace , Marcelo Videla , Héctor Anglada , Alberto Mercado ,

Director: Israel Adrian Caetano

Genres: Drama

Bolivia (2001)

Release Date: January 19th, 2003|1 hr. 15 min.

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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Turns the dangerous monotony of poverty and unemployment into something nearly hypnotic. show more

  • 88
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The gritty photography is a perfect match for the film's harsh realities, the script is taut (not a word or motion is wasted) and the acting is raw and realistic. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    While not particularly dramatically compelling, the film is carefully constructed and exposes both the economic and sexual exploitation of illegal workers. show more

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