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La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

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The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

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David Riker

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David Riker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Rivera Anthony Rivera ... The Boy
Joseph Rigano Joseph Rigano ... The Contractor
Miguel Maldonado Miguel Maldonado ... The Organizer
Ricardo Cuevas Ricardo Cuevas ... Man
Moisés García Moisés García ... Man
Marcos Martínez García Marcos Martínez García ... Man
Mateo Gómez ... Man
Cezar Monzón Cezar Monzón ... Man
Harsh Nayyar ... Man
Fernando Reyes Fernando Reyes ... Man
Víctor Sierra Víctor Sierra ... Man
Carlos Torrentes Carlos Torrentes ... Man
Cipriano García Cipriano García ... Francisco, the Young Man
Leticia Herrera Leticia Herrera ... Maria, the Young Woman
José Rabelo José Rabelo ... Luis - The Father
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The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The City See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,443, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$239,074
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1.66 : 1
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Tales from New York's immigrant community.
10 June 2003 | by deanmarlinSee all my reviews

La Ciudad is a wonderful, and beautiful movie with twisting story lines. Its black and white imagery gives us a feeling of being there; the vacant lot along the East River waterfront, the empty lot in Bushwick, the streets of Mott Haven, the sweatshops. I will say that my opinion of the movie is slightly tainted. I got to view it at New York's Museum of the Moving Image and met the director afterwards to talk about the film's unique production. Filmed over years, using black and white film was actually a necessity in order to create consistancy in lighting. The stories that make up the film's parts were developed by the actors shown in the film; which may explain its lack of any Hollywood-type ending. This is a good film to watch.


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