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Alambrista! : The Illegal (2012, original release: 1977)


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Published: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2012]
Series: Criterion collection
Edition:  Director approved special edition ; Director's cut
Description:  1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9781604653144, 1604653140, 631462505X :,
Language:  English

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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977

Special features: New high-definition digital restoration; New audio commentary featuring director Robert M. Young and Michael Hausman; New interview with actor Edward James Olmos (Stand and deliver); Children of the Fields, a 1973 short documentary by Young, plus new interview; Trailer; Plus, a booklet featuring an essay by film historian Charles Ramirez-Berg

Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillin, Ned Beatty, Jerry Hardin, Julius Harris, Edward James Olmos

A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work

Rating: Not rated

DVD, NTSC, widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital Stereo

In English and Spanish with optional English subtitles

Related Searches:
Illegal aliens -- Drama. -- United States
Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States.
United States -- Drama. -- Emigration and immigration
Mexico -- Drama. -- Emigration and immigration
Fiction films.
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Additional Credits:
Young, Robert M., 1924- author of screenplay, director
Hausman, Michael, producer
Young, Irwin producer (Irwin W.),
Ambriz, Domingo, actor
Silva, Trinidad, actor
Gillin, Linda, actor
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)

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