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Bread & Roses (2000)

Cast: Adrien Brody, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, more...
Director: Ken Loach, Ken Loach
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Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Spain, British Drama, UK
Running Time: 110 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Leftist filmmaker Ken Loach directs this grim drama about the plight of seemingly invisible office cleaners in contemporary L.A. who often earn as little as $6 a day without benefits. The film opens as Maya (Pilar Padilla), a young Mexican lass, is reuniting with her older sister Rosa (Elpidia Carrilio) in L.A. after a harrowing cross-border journey. Rosa sets her sister up first with a job as a barmaid, which Maya soon quits after getting repeatedly groped -- and then as a janitor. When her boss demands one month's salary as "commission," Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro (Adrien Brody), a muckraking lawyer and union agitator. This film, which was screened in competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, is remarkable for its prescience -- it was shown a month after a massive janitor's strike ground L.A.'s business community to a halt. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide



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Cannes Film Festival & More - 2000
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Official Selection, Certain Regards... and more. Here is a bit more information on the films screened at the Cannes. I have attempted to list all the films that were considered for an award as well as any special screenings.
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Movies with politics, mostly good politics...
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