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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)

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Marcos is a lad in Texas, the second son of a migrant farmworker family, his brother is missing in the Korean war. We travel with the family into Minnesota, following the crops. The housing... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jose Alcala ...
Marcos
Rose Portillo ...
Florentina
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Lalo
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Joaquin
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Doña Rosa
Daniel Valdez ...
Bartolo
Evelyn Guerrero ...
Lupita
Sam Vlahos ...
Don Cleto
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El Mohado
Miguel Rodríguez ...
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Marcos is a lad in Texas, the second son of a migrant farmworker family, his brother is missing in the Korean war. We travel with the family into Minnesota, following the crops. The housing is awful, sometimes the boss furnishes no water as the hands labor, and TB goes untreated. In good times the pay is $15 a day for adults, half that for children. For a few sordid weeks, his parents leave him in the care of a corrupt couple, he's expelled from school for hitting back, and he finds solace in a graveyard. As his parents long for their missing son, as folks gather around a local troubadour for songs of romance, comedy, and heartbreak, Marcos observes and remembers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A very real and moving story of the lives of migrant workers of the 1950's
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very moved by the young life experiences of a man who rose so high in the academic world. A hard life surrounded by the love of a close family and extended family of companion workers created a person able to succeed in the world. For the most part the Hispanic culture is shown as I have always observed and admired - hardworking, optimistic, and truly family oriented. The points of religious superstition were quite authentic to the Catholic church. Without a doubt,the actress who played the mother deserves an Academy Award. Her prayers for her missing son moved me to tears. I will recommend this stunningly thoughtful film to my friends and family.


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