Bread and Roses [DVD] [2000]

Ken Loach's drama Bread and Roses comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the trailer. This is a fine release from Studio Home Entertainment.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Trailer
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • English & Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

Bread and Roses
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Adrien Brody
    Adrien Brody - Sam
  • Elpidia Carrillo
    Elpidia Carrillo - Rosa
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    Frankie DaVila - Luis
  • George Lopez
    George Lopez - Perez
  • Jack McGee
    Jack McGee - Bert

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