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Dolores is an illegal 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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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 illegal 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

Language:

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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15 October 2005 | by andriacorreaSee all my reviews

Excellent story, Julieta Ortiz brought this movie to life and had me crying like a baby. All of the characters in this movie were very well depicted. These events do happen, sadly more than we even know. Julia is an excellent actress, and gave a very real peek into a day in the life of an immigrant housekeeper. This movie is dramatic, funny, and heart-wrenching. This is definitely a must see movie. If you are from a Hispanic family you will definitely become engrossed in this film. Daily issues touched on in this movie are things that have actually been said or done at home. The thing that honestly touched me at the end of the movie is the work done by Julieta Ortiz, I cannot say enough about her performance in this move. I hope to see more from her, I felt like I was looking in her window and watching her life.


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