Alambrista! [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1977]

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Special Features

  • New Audio Commentary featuring Director Robert M. Young and Co-Producer Michael Hausman
  • New Interview with Actor Edward James Olmos
  • Children of the Fields (1973), a short documentary by Young, accompanied by a new interviewer with the Director
  • Trailer
  • Plus: An essay by Film Historian Charles Ramírez Berg


Robert M. Young, who has made a cottage industry of "small" atmospheric films, made his directorial debut in 1977's Alambrista!. Domingo Ambriz plays a young Mexican man who crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of an additional child convinces him that they need more than he can earn on his small farm. Each employment opportunity ultimately evolves into a heartbreak thanks to the exploitative practices of Ambriz's American employers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Domingo Ambriz - Roberto
  • Image coming soon
    Trinidad Silva - Joe
  • Ned Beatty
    Ned Beatty - Anglo Coyote
  • Julius Harris
    Julius Harris - Drunk
  • Edward James Olmos
    Edward James Olmos

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