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La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Rivera ...
The Boy
Joseph Rigano ...
The Contractor
Miguel Maldonado ...
The Organizer
Ricardo Cuevas ...
Man
Moisés García ...
Man
Marcos Martínez García ...
Man
Mateo Gómez ...
Man
Cezar Monzón ...
Man
Harsh Nayyar ...
Man
Fernando Reyes ...
Man
Víctor Sierra ...
Man
Carlos Torrentes ...
Man
Cipriano García ...
Francisco, the Young Man
Leticia Herrera ...
Maria, the Young Woman
José Rabelo ...
Luis - The Father
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The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

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7 July 2000 (Spain)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,443 (USA) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

$239,074 (USA) (12 May 2000)
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1.66 : 1
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perspective of an outsider for the outsider, of the latino immigrant experience
20 March 2001 | by (boston, usa) – See all my reviews

La Ciudad is a very silent movie. I think the overall silence brings out a lot about what these immigrants really feel. The focus is on their faces (thus the photo studio), and on what they live through each vignette. That is how it says a lot without having to go deep into the short stories it presents. Its being black & white also helps to set the tone, one of helplessness, one of being lost. It also helps present the movie as a documentary for a mainstream audience which I think is a rather clever way to reach the targeted audience. The question is how well does it represent the latino immigrant experience? Pretty good, I think. Definitely something to see.


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