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Bolivia (1999)

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 Flores ... Freddy (as Freddy Waldo Flores)
Rosa Sánchez Rosa Sánchez ... Rosa
Oscar Bertea Oscar Bertea ... Oso (as Oscar 'Oso' Bertea)
Enrique Liporace ... Enrique Galmes
Marcelo Videla Marcelo Videla ... Marcelo
Héctor Anglada Héctor Anglada ... Héctor, the Salesman
Alberto Mercado Alberto Mercado ... Mercado
Luis Enrique Caetano Luis Enrique Caetano ... Hombre Locutorio I
Rodolfo Resch Rodolfo Resch ... Hombre Locutorio II
Rafael Ferro ... Borracho
Rafael Solano Rafael Solano ... Policia Civil
Claudio Iturrieta Claudio Iturrieta ... Policia Civil II
Armando Doral Armando Doral ... Dueño Pensión (as Miguel Armando Doral)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evander Holyfield ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Tyson ... Himself (archive footage)
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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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | Netherlands

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 April 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolivia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,899, 2 March 2003

Gross USA:

$33,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,451
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A Jim Jarmusch setting in Argentina
3 February 2002 | by edithjeroenSee all my reviews

In a small bar/restaurant, at a corner in Buenos Aires Argentina, a Bolivian immigrant finds a job as a cook. His experiences and those of the locals in the bar are used by the director to tell us a story about life of working class people in nowaday Argentina. The film is almost entirely shot in the bar. The scenery, discussions in the bar, and development of the drama have a Jarmusch like quality.

The film won the critics-price in the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Highly recommended!


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