Ken Loach


The Mexican Maya works as janitor in the offices of the skyscrapers in Los Angeles just as hundreds of other illegal immigrants from all around the world do. She cannot resign herself to the inhuman labour conditions and the effectively non existing wage. Furthermore, she doesn’t know that she only got the job because of her sister Rosa thanking her boss with sexual favours. By the time unionist Sam Shapiro appears Maya starts to organise resistance with his support.

GB/France/Germany/Switzerland 2000
Regie: Ken Loach
110 min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU
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