Italian Neo-Realism coming out of Queens! Excellent film. See it.
A classic case of: No Production Budget = Excellent Film.
It is a pretty basic story line about and friendship and loyalty. The acting was great and the minimalist approach worked well in this case.
A desperate-for-work, forth-generation, Italian American, living in Queens, befriends a Mexican day laborer(jornalero).
The film portrays the difficulties of everyday life for illegal workers in this country. I wish this film had more exposure and wider distribution. It seems like it was filmed on a cheap digital cam-corder, but this does not detract from the film, and might actually add something to its gritty realism. It basically could have been shot on home video.
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