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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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Storyline

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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How to spend only $2.- and film a story.
6 March 2002 | by hkesselmSee all my reviews

The life of illegal immigrants, in Buenos Aires or in another place in the world, is a black & white life, the colors are off. For telling the routine of a Bolivian cook, alone, sleeping in a bar, with his wife and children living 1500 miles away, disturbed everyday by police asking for his papers, white and black are enough. You won't find here famous actors or great special effects. Almost the whole movie occurs in a cheap neighbourhood bar. But the story is universal, it could be a Turkey in Munich, a Tunisian in Marsella or a Mexican in Los Angeles.

Hector Kesselman, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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