23 February 2008

The Day Laborers - aka: Los Jornaleros (2003)


The Day Laborers - aka: Los Jornaleros (2003)

Ovaj film se zasigurno nemože svrstati u remek dijela filmske umjetnosti, a diskutabilno je da li bi se utopio u moru prosijecčno dobrih filmova sa LGB tematikom. Međutim ono što ga čini gledljivim je njegova jednostavnost i spontanost, a to je taman ono što nam treba nakon obilnog nedeljnog rucčka.
Film opisuje muke Meksičkih imigranata u Americi. Počev od toga da teško nalaze posao, slabo govore jezik, a u velikim gradovima se teško uklapaju u američki način življenja. Još ako ilegalno borave u SAD, prisiljeni su da rade poslove "rezervisane" samo za najslabije plaćene radnike.
Iz tih razloga upadaju u razne neprilike, često se bave kriminalom , prostitucijom , drogom...
Film nam priča tri pric(e o Meksikancima koji su ilegalno prešli američku granicu i pokušavaju da nađu posao.
Odrasli u sasvim drugačijoj kulturi i poimanja moralnosti, ograničeni su osim mnogih zakonskih problema i svojim tradicionalnim vaspitanjem.
Kolika konfuzija nastane kada se jedan od njih zaposli kod coming out pedera i pri tome i sam dovede u pitanje svoju seksualnu orijentaciju saznac'e te u ovom filmu.

Director: Lane Shefter
Writers: Michael Lewis (written by)
Jose Nevarez (story)
Genre: Drama
Plot Outline: Los Jornaleros presents the interwoven stories of three
young Hispanic men who come to this country to pursue te American
dream and instead end up struggling as day-laborers.
Plot Keywords: Brother Brother Relationship / Gay Interest / Gay
Wedding / Immigrant / Gigolo
Cast: Jose Caro... Pillo
Cameron Graham... West
Ricardo Molina... Tura
José Ramón Nevarez... Tito Gilberto
Andres Salcedo... Quique
Celina Zambón... Maria
Also Known As: The Day Laborers (USA) (literal English title)
Runtime: USA:88 min
Country: USA
Language: Spanish

English:

Three Mexican cousins illegally cross the U.S. border and try to make a living as day laborers in Los Angeles. The pressures their new living situation brings threatens to tear them apart.
Quick review: One of the storylines gets a little melodramatic, butthis film has a lot of heart. It demonstrates the plight of immigrants struggling for a living in an honest manner. Tura, Pillo and Quique cross the border and find shelter with a relative livingin Los Angeles. They begin looking for work like many others,standing in a specific spot hoping someone needs a day laborer and will stop by to pick them up. Each of the three then has his own storyline. Two of the three look for an easier life, one in the armsof a married woman and the other through drugs. The third meets a gay art dealer who seems a little too interested in him. The drug storyline is the one that gets a little too melodramatic, and you always know that in the end the family will pull together. The gay angle is secondary in this film, but overall it's a good film and anyone interested in immigrant issues will enjoy it.


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