Bread and Roses (2000)

Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.

Directing:
  • Ken Loach

Writing:
  • Paul Laverty

Stars:
Release Date: 2000-05-10
metacritic icon 7.5/10
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: GB, FR, DE, ES, IT, CH
  • Language: English | Español
  • Runtime: 110
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