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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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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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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deep and meaningful movie that the very rich should see
13 October 2005 | by lauriestrockSee all my reviews

People are still moving to the US for religious, social and monetary freedom, as our great great grandfathers had. This little peek into the "new immigrant's" lives is interesting and sad.

I think the problem is, many people who have seen this movie, like myself, are of like-mindedness, and they know what it is like to be struggling. . . That the extraordinarily wealthy (that there are so many more of these days), have no idea what these people go through. They don't know that these people penetrate their lives silently, an invisible population who are paid, but not paid attention to.

I really enjoyed this movie. It was simple, yet informational. I suggest it highly and believe that there are many people like the main character of Delores, who are fighting for their lives and their children's lives for survival in big cities all over the US.


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