Bread and Roses Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Bread and Roses the Movie

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Typical Loach political polemic--this time about union organizing of janitors (many of them illegals) in Los Angeles. Maya (Padilla) is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who's working for an office cleaning company. She meets union organizer Sam (Brody) who convinces Maya to join with him, even though she not only risks her job but deportation. Things go from bad to worse for Maya but Loach never takes the easy road and his characters are flawed human beings rather than mere symbols. English and Spanish with subtitles.


Studio Home Entertainment, 11846 Ventura Blvd., 3rd Fl., Studio City, CA 91604, Phone: (818)762-0005, Fax: (818)762-0006, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Labor & Unions, L.A., Immigration, Brothers & Sisters
Paul Laverty
Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Pilar Padilla, George Lopez, Jack McGee, Alonso Chavez
Barry Ackroyd
Ken Loach
George Fenton
Ray Beckett, Jonathan Morris, Michele Michel, Martin Johnson
Rebecca O'Brien, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies, Alta Films SA, Tornasol Films SA, Lions Gate Films

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