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A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Freddy Flores ...
Freddy (as Freddy Waldo Flores)
Rosa Sánchez ...
Rosa
Oscar Bertea ...
Oso (as Oscar 'Oso' Bertea)
Enrique Liporace ...
Enrique Galmes
Marcelo Videla ...
Marcelo
Héctor Anglada ...
Héctor, the Salesman
Alberto Mercado ...
Mercado
Luis Enrique Caetano ...
Hombre Locutorio I
Rodolfo Resch ...
Hombre Locutorio II
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Borracho
Rafael Solano ...
Policia Civil
Claudio Iturrieta ...
Policia Civil II
Armando Doral ...
Dueño Pensión (as Miguel Armando Doral)
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A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.

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Release Date:

11 April 2002 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Bolivia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,896 (USA) (6 June 2003)

Gross:

$26,272 (USA) (6 June 2003)
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What a film!!!
4 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film sums up what's good about small cinema. They spend millions of dollars on rubbish movies and then this classic is produced on a shoestring. I thought the use of the football and boxing footage worked well, and overall it is a fantastic film from start to finish. Having just watched Crash, it is interesting to contrast the clichéd approach to racial tension in that film to the delicate yet ultimately more powerful way this film deals with the same theme. What a shame that, judging by the lack of response to this film, not very many people have seen it. Can anyone recommend films of this type that might be worth watching.


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