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Entre nos (2009)

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A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New... See full summary »

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Mariana
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Gabriel
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Andrea
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Joe
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Antonio
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Preet
Isabel Sung ...
Mi-Sun
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Gloria
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Rosa
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Sekou
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A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. The woman and her kids have to fend for themselves in a foreign country. Mariana desperately searches for work. In the end, she resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money, the city's recycling. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Cumbia Callejera
Written by Germaine Franco
Performed by Germaine Franco
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28 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mother left by her husband has to face raising her children with no money. Like a very low budget version of Pursuit of Happiness, this film works because it was truer and grittier (nothing against The Pursuit of Happiness).

Paola Mendoza is excellent. We feel for the entire time. We are always alone with her. Her children cooperate with her. I'm pretty sure 99% of most children would react a lot differently. They are with her when she collects/sell cans. They are with her when she sleeps. They are with her when she looks for another job.

The music really holds this thing together. There are times where I get tired of the suffering but the music reminds us that there is still hope.

A nice little piece of film making. 7.25/10 or B


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