Bread and Roses

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Original title Bread and Roses
Category Comedy, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2000
Production Country
Directors Ken Loach, Ken Loach
Cast Pilar Padilla, Rosa Ayala, Adrien Brody, Lillian Hurst, Jack McGee, Elpidia Carrillo, George Lopez, Benicio del Toro, Frankie Davila, Monica Rivas, Maria Orellana, Melody Garrett


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 organiser 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.