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Dirt (2003)

Dolores is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who works as a housemaid in New York City. Under the constant fear of likely deportation, she wonders whether she should return to her ... See full summary »

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Nancy Savoca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julieta Ortiz ... Dolores (as Julietta Ortiz)
Deborah Hedwall ... Suzannah (as Debra Hedwall)
John Tormey ... Mike
Franklin Rodríguez Franklin Rodríguez ... Manny Ortega (as Frank Rodríguez)
Amanda Queen Amanda Queen ... Becky
Nathaniel Freeman ... Gerard
Yvette Mercedes Yvette Mercedes ... Mona
Martina Guay Martina Guay ... Girl with hamster
Anne Murray ... Helen Cambridge
Julio Cano Julio Cano ... Boarder
Ignacio Guadalupe ... Rodolfo
Jon Budinoff ... Rudy
Gloria Irizarry ... La Loca
Jaime Tirelli ... Don Armando
Celeste Simone Celeste Simone ... Singing teacher
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Dolores is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who works as a housemaid in New York City. Under the constant fear of likely deportation, she wonders whether she should return to her country. Her decision to leave is strengthened when her life is suddenly complicated by a series of unfortunate events. Written by K. Meissner

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dolores: Hijo de puta! I didn't risk your life for you to throw it to the garbage!
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Dirt delivers
2 February 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I saw Dirt when it played at the 2005 Palm Springs International film Festival and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It somehow sounded interesting with it's single four letter word title and reading a brief synopsis on it I took a chance on it and it didn't take me long to realize that it was a good film. This isn't a big movie but it has a lot going for it thanks to it's Director Nancy Savoca. It does have that documentary feel about it. Julieta Ortiz as Delores is fantastic as the El Salvadoran woman working as a maid in the New York City and struggling to keep her life and family together while she keeps her eye on her goal of building a house back in her home country. Good character development in this movie. A lot of good humor found here too. I would rate it a 7.5 out of a possible 10 and recommend it.


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