Friday, May 11, 2012

A Better Life

2011, 97m
Carlos is a document-less immigrant Mexican gardener, single parent to his teenage son, laboring hard to provide his son with a future in the US. He adds his savings to money borrowed from his sister to invest in a truck which he hopes will be his gateway to prosperity and legalization. But in a trice the truck is stolen and he is plunged into problems with the authorities. A well made film which gives us glimpses of the fringes of immigration. The story has some resemblance to The Bicycle Thief. It is an engrossing, understated movie on a simple theme.


Seongyong Cho said...

I am glad to know that you like this film. I recommend you "The Visitor"(2007), another small, touching character drama with similar social subject.

S M Rana said...

I'll look it up..your leads usually prove sound!