Un día sin mexicanos (A Day Without a Mexican)

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Overview

Marking the directorial debut of Sergio Arau, son of Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau, A Day Without a Mexican ponders the potentially catastrophic results that would occur if California-based Mexicans, who make up over a third of the state's population, were to suddenly disappear. The mockumentary postulates that the lack of Latino gardeners, nannies, cooks, policeman, maids, teachers, farm workers, construction crews, entertainers, athletes, and the world's largest growing consumer market would ...
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Overview

Marking the directorial debut of Sergio Arau, son of Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau, A Day Without a Mexican ponders the potentially catastrophic results that would occur if California-based Mexicans, who make up over a third of the state's population, were to suddenly disappear. The mockumentary postulates that the lack of Latino gardeners, nannies, cooks, policeman, maids, teachers, farm workers, construction crews, entertainers, athletes, and the world's largest growing consumer market would create a social, political, and economic disaster, leaving the concept of the "California Dream" in shambles. A Day Without a Mexican proved controversial even before its release: promotional billboards reading "On May 14th, there will be no Mexicans in California" caused a stir with immigrant rights groups, who believed the sign was a statement against the Latino community. The film stars Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan, and Muse Watson.
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Special Features

Behind... A Day Without a Mexican; Music video "Sin Decir Adios" by Los Yoguis; Outtakes; The original short that inspired the film; Original trailer & TV spots; Optional Spanish menus & subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • UPC: 000799447628
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Xenon
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,641

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yareli Arizmendi Lila Rodriguez
John Getz State Sen. Abercrombie
Maureen Flannigan Mary Jo Quintana
Muse Watson Louis McClaire
Caroline Aaron Aunt Gigi
Melinda Allen Ellen Abercrombie
Eduardo Palomo Roberto Quintana
Bru Muller George McClaire
Technical Credits
Sergio Arau Director, Screenwriter
Yareli Arizmendi Screenwriter
Isaac Artenstein Producer
Daniel Beres Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Brownell Art Director
Alan Caudillo Cinematographer
Juan J. Colomer Score Composer
Federico González Compeán Executive Producer
Eckehardt Von Damm Producer
Luis Fernandez Executive Producer
Eye on the Ball Films Associate Producer
Daniel A. Fort Editor
Sergio Guerrero Screenwriter
Sergio Guerrero Screenwriter
Matias Lanzi Sound/Sound Designer
Penny Ludford Casting
Tony Stabley Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Buenos Diaz Report [11:56]
2. Into the Fog [10:50]
3. State of Emergency [5:52]
4. "Beginning of the Apocalypse" [4:42]
5. Victims of the Disappearance [5:03]
6. Missing You [6:48]
7. Santa Lila [6:15]
8. The Missing Link [7:26]
9. The MeXican Files [13:15]
10. "My Heart Is Mexican" [10:38]
11. Lonely Without You [8:12]
12. End Credits [4:33]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Digital Surround
      2.0 English Stereo
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Behind... A Day Without a Mexican
      Outtakes
      Music Video: "Sin Decir Adios" by Los Yoguis
      The Original Short
      Original Trailer
      TV Spots
      Also From Xenon
         Icemaker
         Cake
         Charlie's Angels
         All Night Bodega
         Two Coyotes
   Spanish Subtitles
      On
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Good Idea Gone Bad

    I bought this movie just based on the titled, thinking that it had to be a good movie. I was wrong. The makers of this movie found a way to take a good idea and ruin it. Don't waste your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very powerful movie that shows what the latino community really is

    This movie shows how important the latino communtiy is in the United States. To make things straight, when the mean mexicans in this movie, they mean every race of latino in the world. It shows that when we come to this country, we don't try to take the lives from other americans like some people think. We are just trying to live a better life. We take all the jobs that other people, even the homeless don't want to get. Without the minor jobs that latinos take like working in the farms picking the produce that everyone eats or servinge a customer in the fast food joints, not just California, but the United States would be in chaos without the latinos. People need to think twice when the call a latino wetback or spic because if it wasn't for us, the U.S. wouldn't be what it is now. A place where every race and culture can live in peace and not be terrorized by another country or people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was good!

    i thought that this was a good movie and it showed how important latinos and latinas are to America. it was good and i recomend it. i didnt c this movie in a racist way, but in a good way. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'll never look at a FedEx truck the same way again!

    Living in the ethnically diverse Silicon Valley, where I thought there was very little Raza compared to all the Engineers from India, this movie made me appreciate "mí gente" for all they do to make the business world run smooth. The scene with no one behind the steering wheel of the FedEx trucks was a humorous rude awakening. Remember: We're brown & we're stickin' around!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True but sad - Comedy Relief

    I am a Tex-Mex, my family are native Texans, and I have Mexican descendants, and I do not have a problem with this movie. As the producer mentioned in his interview, he is not in it for the ratings but to show what is really happening with our society. It's comedy relief. My family goes through this everyday and we just say how true it is and laugh about it. What can we do? Strike? And lose our jobs? We have bills to pay, we can't take the time to stop working.

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    Posted August 28, 2009

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