Alambrista!

Overview

Robert M. Young, who has made a cottage industry of "small" atmospheric films, made his directorial debut in 1977's Alambrista!. Domingo Ambriz plays a young Mexican man who crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of an additional child convinces him that they need more than he can earn on his small farm. Each employment opportunity ultimately evolves into a heartbreak thanks to the exploitative practices of Ambriz's American employers.
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Overview

Robert M. Young, who has made a cottage industry of "small" atmospheric films, made his directorial debut in 1977's Alambrista!. Domingo Ambriz plays a young Mexican man who crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of an additional child convinces him that they need more than he can earn on his small farm. Each employment opportunity ultimately evolves into a heartbreak thanks to the exploitative practices of Ambriz's American employers.
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Special Features

New Audio Commentary featuring Director Robert M. Young and Co-Producer Michael Hausman; ; New Interview with Actor Edward James Olmos; Children of the Fields (1973), a short documentary by Young, accompanied by a new interviewer with the Director; Trailer; Plus: An essay by Film Historian Charles Ramírez Berg
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2012
  • UPC: 715515093415
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Criterion
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 27,068

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Domingo Ambriz Roberto
Trinidad Silva Joe
Linda Gillin Sharon
Ned Beatty Anglo Coyote
Julius Harris Drunk
Edward James Olmos
George W. Smith Cook
Technical Credits
Robert M. Young Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter
Ed Beyer Editor
Michael Hausman Producer
Lilly Kilvert Art Director
Michael Martin Score Composer
David Streit Producer
Irwin W. Young Producer
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