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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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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  »

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

Gross:

$26,272 (USA) (6 June 2003)
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A Jim Jarmusch setting in Argentina
3 February 2002 | by (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In a small bar/restaurant, at a corner in Buenos Aires Argentina, a Bolivian immigrant finds a job as a cook. His experiences and those of the locals in the bar are used by the director to tell us a story about life of working class people in nowaday Argentina. The film is almost entirely shot in the bar. The scenery, discussions in the bar, and development of the drama have a Jarmusch like quality.

The film won the critics-price in the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Highly recommended!


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