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Bread and Roses
Bread and Roses
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BREAD AND ROSES

Directed by Ken Loach
France, Germany, 2000
Drama

Synopsis

In Los Angeles, undocumented Mexican immigrant Maya finds work through her sister, Rosa. After putting up with abuse from her bosses and grim work conditions, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organiser Sam Shapiro, but Rosa is less interested in clashing with management.

Synopsis

In Los Angeles, undocumented Mexican immigrant Maya finds work through her sister, Rosa. After putting up with abuse from her bosses and grim work conditions, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organiser Sam Shapiro, but Rosa is less interested in clashing with management.

Our take

Leaving Britain behind for his first—and only—American film, Ken Loach turns a Justice for Janitors campaign into a heartfelt site of struggle. Co-starring Adrien Brody, it’s Pilar Padilla who steals the show in this spirited drama, which reveals the true plight of immigrants in the city of angels.