15 certificateBread and Roses is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Bread and Roses is a 4 star programme

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Bread and Roses (2000)

Directed by
Ken Loach

Maya (Pilar Padilla) is an illegal immigrant in the U.S. she travelled there via Tijuand where she meets up with her sister, Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo), and her family in Los Angeles.

After leaving a barmaid job due to sexual harrasment, Maya finds work as a janitor at a downtown office. However, her boss demands a month's salary as a commission. As a result, radical lawyer Sam Shapiro shows up and begins to fight for worker's rights in the face of strong-arm union tactics.

Meanwhile, the fiesty Maya discovers her sister has sold out the worker's cause and their relationship buckles. Eventually, Maya gets romantically involved with Sam (Adrien Brody) and breaks the law fighting for her rights.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK/France

Filmed in Colour


Pilar Padilla...Maya
Image for Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody...Sam Shapiro
Elpidia Carrillo...Rosa
Jack McGee...Bert
Monica Rivas...Simona
Frankie Davila...Luis
Lillian Hurst...Anna
Mayron Payes...Ben
Maria Orellana...Berta
Melody Garrett...Cynthia
Gigi Jackman...Dolores
Beverly Reynolds...Ella
Eloy Méndez...Juan
Elena Antonenko...Maria
Olga Gorelik...Olga