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The Illegal

DVD - 2012
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A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2012.
Edition: Director approved special ed. Director's cut.
ISBN: 9781604653144
1604653140
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Alternative Title: Children of the field.
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lukasevansherman
Mar 26, 2018

"The Illegal." This is important both in the American independent film movement and in the Hispanic film movement. Director Robert M. Young came from a documentary background and that suits the subject. You might also like "El Norte" and "Sin Nombre."

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Tato9412
Dec 09, 2012

Really good portrayal of what illegal immigrants go through when crossing the border and searching for a better life. Even though the director is not Mexican he does not fail to show the reality of things.

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