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Bolivia (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 11 April 2002 (Argentina)
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)
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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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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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How to spend only $2.- and film a story.
6 March 2002 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The life of illegal immigrants, in Buenos Aires or in another place in the world, is a black & white life, the colors are off. For telling the routine of a Bolivian cook, alone, sleeping in a bar, with his wife and children living 1500 miles away, disturbed everyday by police asking for his papers, white and black are enough. You won't find here famous actors or great special effects. Almost the whole movie occurs in a cheap neighbourhood bar. But the story is universal, it could be a Turkey in Munich, a Tunisian in Marsella or a Mexican in Los Angeles.

Hector Kesselman, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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