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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)  »

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Bolivia  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,272 (USA) (6 June 2003)
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21 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bolivia is a relatively short and simple movie which contains many cinematographic techniques which transmit different messages and themes to the audience. The plot of the film revolves around an immigrant from Bolivia who finds a job in Argentina as a cook at a restaurant-bar. The director uses several different camera shots as a means of revealing the main setting, in the restaurant, and providing insights on the new life of the newcomer. Moreover, through the use of high angles at certain points and the black and white coloring of the whole movie, the author lets the audience know that there is a bigger issue which drives the whole movie… racism. This issue is hinted at by the angles and color of the filming, but then it is made evident by the dialogue which is exchanged by people at the bar and the actions which follow up. The movie is certainly worth watching with an artistic and appreciative eye.


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