Alonso, the Dream and the Call (2018)

If life doesn't kill you, try the healthcare system.

Director:

Ben-Hur Uribe

Writer:

Ben-Hur Uribe

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Cast

Credited cast:
Madeleine Fister Madeleine Fister ... Daughter
Khanisha Foster Khanisha Foster ... Esperanza
Annette Gomez Annette Gomez ... Emergency Room Patient
John Griffin John Griffin ... Emergency Room Patient
Tim Kazurinsky ... Store Patron
Vivien Lamadrid Vivien Lamadrid ... Emergency Room Nurse
Anthony Lopez Anthony Lopez ... Son
Virginia Maravillas Virginia Maravillas ... Emergency Room Patient
Carter Martin Carter Martin ... Boss
Joe Minoso ... Alonso
Yubiana Monarrez Yubiana Monarrez ... Emergency Room Patient
Trevor Nordlund Trevor Nordlund ... Emergency Room Patient
Victor Nordlund Victor Nordlund ... Emergency Room Patient
Tamberla Perry ... Katicha
Coco Sharp Coco Sharp ... Daughter
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Storyline

'Alonso, the Dream and the Call' explores the immigrant experience through the eyes of Alonso. Ultimately the film is bittersweet, leavening us contemplating the healthcare system, the immigrant experience and Alonso's actions. Wanting to see a doctor but unable to take a day off from work, Alonso contrives the most ludicrous scheme that would allow him to work while he waits for his number to be called at the emergency room. Thrown into the mix are his wife and son's expectations. In the end the unexpected occurs, reminding us that it is our dreams and hopes which make the difficulties of life worth living. Stylistically the film uses direct address and a non-narrative style to tell the story.

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If life doesn't kill you, try the healthcare system.

Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinelens Productions See more »
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Color:

Color (HD)| Color
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