A promising young boxer, a barren midwife and a fat kid with a bike: three intersecting stories about the pursuit of happiness and it's unanticipated consequences during the economic collapse of the island of Puerto Rico.


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Credited cast:
Embarazada 2 Adicta
Xavier Antonio Morales ...
Amigo de Bryan 2
Omar Cruz Soto ...
Papá de Lucho
Marcos Carlos Cintrón ...
Andrea Ruiz ...
Mujer Embarazada
Eddie Díaz ...
Alexandra Lopez Galan ...
Young Gambler Girl / Patient / Woman at bus
Ian Daryk Ramos ...
Amigo de Bryan 1
Yulianna Padilla ...
Henry Rivera ...
Yazmín Caratini ...
Embarazada 2
Ileana Cruz ...
Amiga de Sara 2
Yusif Mafuz ...


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Happiness is relative.







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27 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Farm  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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Due to such a small budget, government change and economic collapse, it took nearly 4 years to finish the film. See more »


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