• Bread and Roses (2001)

Bread and Roses

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 Zürich, Alta Films Productions, British Screen Productions, Road Movies Filmproduktion [de], La Sept-Arte, Cinart, Parallax Pictures, FilmFour

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Socially alert drama. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Will this movie change anything, or this review make you want to see it? No, probably not. But when you come in tomorrow morning, someone will have emptied your wastebasket. show more

  • 75
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Full of pungent and telling observation.

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