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Director:
Writer:
Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 September 2000 (Greece) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Balance Of Power Is About To Change.
Plot:
Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Vivid dramatic depiction of workers' struggle and perseverance See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Pilar Padilla ... Maya

Adrien Brody ... Sam Shapiro

Elpidia Carrillo ... Rosa

Jack McGee ... Bert
Monica Rivas ... Simona
Frankie Davila ... Luis (as Frank Davila)

Lillian Hurst ... Anna
Mayron Payes ... Ben
Maria Orellana ... Berta
Melody Garrett ... Cynthia
Gigi Jackman ... Dolores
Beverly Reynolds ... Ella

Eloy Méndez ... Juan (as Eloy Mendez)

Elena Antonenko ... Maria
Olga Gorelik ... Olga
Jesus Perez ... Oscar
Alonso Chavez ... Ruben
Estela Maeda ... Teresa

George Lopez ... Perez
José Jiménez ... Freddy (as Jose Jimenez)

Sherman Augustus ... Ernest
Julian Orea ... Coyote
Javier Torres ... Coyote
Roscio Saenz ... Emma

Blake Clark ... Mr. Griffin

Pepe Serna ... Restaurateur
Tony Rizzoli ... Personnel Manager

Tom Gilroy ... Director of Campaigns

Neal Baer ... Doctor
David Steinberg ... Lawyer
Ted Baer ... Lawyer

Terry Anzur ... TV Reporter
Greg Montgomery ... Supervising Policeman

Clement Blake ... Gas Station Attendant
Tom Bailey ... Truck Driver (as Tom Michael Bailey)
Richard Bravo ... INS Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vanessa Angel ... Vanessa Angel - Party Guest (uncredited)

William Atherton ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Lara Belmont ... Herself - Party Guest (uncredited)
Cooper Campbell ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Benicio Del Toro ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Oded Fehr ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Gary Fredo ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Stuart Gordon ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Rick Otto ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Chris Penn ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Ron Perlman ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Tim Roth ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Stahoviak ... INS Officer (uncredited)
Gail Thomas ... Corporate Lawyer (uncredited)

Robin Tunney ... Herself - Party Guest (uncredited)
Miguel Angel Varela Fimbres ... Caucasian Teenager with beisball cap in demonstration inside the building lobby (uncredited)

Samuel West ... Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)

Stephanie Zimbalist ... Stephanie Zimbalist - Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Loach 
 
Writing credits
Paul Laverty (screenplay)

Produced by
Ulrich Felsberg .... executive producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Morris 
 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
Rosalinda Morales 
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
Martin Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Tucker Doherty  (as Catherine Doherty)
 
Set Decoration by
Melissa M. Levander  (as Melissa Levander)
 
Costume Design by
Michele Michel  (as Michelle Michel)
 
Makeup Department
Veronique Guillem .... makeup designer
Yvette Perez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bradley Morris .... second second assistant director
Ricardo Méndez Matta .... first assistant director (as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
Sharon Swab .... second assistant director
Jorge L. Baron .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator
Michael Lindsay .... property master
Paula Maslowski .... art department production assistant
Eric Reichardt .... head painter
Julie Witherington .... property assistant (as Julie Sexsmith)
 
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound recordist
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Kite .... utility sound
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcelo Colacilli .... gaffer (as Marcelo L. Colacilli)
Orlando Hernandez .... key grip
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Diego Quemada-Díez .... camera operator (as Diego Quemada)
Calvin Starnes .... best boy grip
Haskell Wexler .... second camera operator
 
Casting Department
Steve Brooksbank .... additional casting
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Javier Arrieta .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jeffrey R. Coulter .... assistant editor (as Jeff Coulter)
Anthony Morris .... first assistant editor
Rick Weis .... assistant editor
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Nick Wollage .... score recordist
 
Transportation Department
Roger Bojarski .... transportation captain
Lance Cherniet .... transportation coordinator
William P. Lafon .... driver
Sean C. Ryan .... driver
 
Other crew
Robert Allen .... medic
Scott 'Ice Paq' Baron .... set medic
Martin Butterworth .... title designer
Pablo Cruz .... researcher
Caleb Duffy .... assistant location manager
Isobel Griffiths .... fixer
Quentin Halliday .... assistant location manager
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Erin Meehan .... set production assistant
Mario Paolinelli .... dialogue (Italian version)
Heidi S. Pavey .... production coordinator (as Heidi Pavey)
Leoncio Provoste .... production assistant
Virginia Romero .... staff production associate
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher
Suzy Strawn .... studio teacher
 
Thanks
Vanessa Angel .... special thanks
William Atherton .... special thanks
Lara Belmont .... special thanks
Cooper Campbell .... special thanks
Benicio Del Toro .... special thanks
Oded Fehr .... special thanks
Stuart Gordon .... special thanks
Rick Otto .... special thanks
Chris Penn .... special thanks
Ron Perlman .... special thanks
Tim Roth .... special thanks
Robin Tunney .... special thanks
Samuel West .... special thanks (as Sam West)
Stephanie Zimbalist .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and brief nudity
Runtime:
110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Prior to filming, Adrien Brody did undercover research as a union member in Los Angeles. He went to conventions and sat in on strike talks. A couple of the members recognized him, but Brody persuaded them not to blow his cover.See more »
Quotes:
Sam:We want bread. But we want roses too.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ocean's Thirteen (2007)See more »

FAQ

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Vivid dramatic depiction of workers' struggle and perseverance, 7 March 2001
Author: co_iww from Denver, CO USA

"Bread and Roses" is an engaging film about immigrant workers' struggles against poverty, state violence, and economic exploitation. I saw "Bread and Roses" at the Denver Film Festival thinking it was going to be a dry, lecturing documentary. Instead, it was a nuanced and complex dramatic depiction of powerful and engaging characters. It is rare to find such a politically charged film that is made so effective by presenting very human characters struggling with the contradictions of everyday life. It allows us to appreciate the tough choices we all make in conditions not of our own choosing--it allows us to explore issues outside of the knee-jerk judgments of good guy/bad guy and appreciate the very human responses to often inhuman circumstances we all participate in creating. The acting is generally very good, especially for a "low budget" production, but the main character's older sister delivers a monologue on her struggles with deprivation that still chills me to the bone even though I saw it months ago. Sorry for leaving out the details, but this is one film whose details you'll want to discover for yourself.

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