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Release Date: May 11th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2001

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In Los Angeles, illegal Mexican immigrant Maya (Pilar Padilla) finds work as a janitor through her sister, Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo). However, since both work for a non-union company, conditions are grim. After putting up with abuse from her bosses, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organizer Sam Shapiro (Adrien Brody). Rosa, however, is far less interested in clashing with management, given the needs of her family, and a rift begins to form between the sisters.

Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, George Lopez, Alonso Chavez, Monica Rivas, Frank Davila

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tornasol Films S.A., Degeto Film, BSkyB, Arte, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bac Films, B.I.M., Filmcoopi Z├╝rich, Alta Films Productions, British Screen Productions, Road Movies Filmproduktion [de], La Sept-Arte, Cinart, Parallax Pictures, FilmFour

Keywords: Wife, Growing up, Los Angeles, Passionate, Forbidden love, Underdog, Engaging, Family, Sister, Intense, 2000s

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