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A Better Life 2011

Spotlight Immigrant Stories
7.6

Demian Bichir was nominated for an Oscar for his role in this movie where he plays an illegal immigrant and father. You might be wondering “who is that?”, but trust me you won’t after watching this movie. The kindness, complexity, and authenticity he brings to this story are unparalleled.

A Better Life is about the illegal immigrant experience, about the line between the fear of being caught and the aspiration for a better future. It’s an excellent and important movie.

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Demián Bichir, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, José Julián
  • Directed by

    Chris Weitz
  • Written by

    Eric Eason