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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 ...
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Víctor Sierra ...
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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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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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Tales from New York's immigrant community.
10 June 2003 | by (Brooklyn) – See all my reviews

La Ciudad is a wonderful, and beautiful movie with twisting story lines. Its black and white imagery gives us a feeling of being there; the vacant lot along the East River waterfront, the empty lot in Bushwick, the streets of Mott Haven, the sweatshops. I will say that my opinion of the movie is slightly tainted. I got to view it at New York's Museum of the Moving Image and met the director afterwards to talk about the film's unique production. Filmed over years, using black and white film was actually a necessity in order to create consistancy in lighting. The stories that make up the film's parts were developed by the actors shown in the film; which may explain its lack of any Hollywood-type ending. This is a good film to watch.


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