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A Better Life (2011)

Demián Bichir as "Carlos Riquelme"

Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir), a Mexican illegal immigrant and veteran Los Angeles day laborer, has trouble connecting with his son, Luis (José Julián), whose gang-affiliated girlfriend is tempting him to ignore his father's example of clean living. Carlos buys a truck to begin working as a self-employed man and earn more money, but when it is stolen, his hopes for a more affluent life are dashed. Unable to turn to the police for help, father and son embark on a quest to find the vehicle.

Academy Award (2011)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
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