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Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up causing the death of a young Brazilian. After a period in prison, Marshall goes to Brazil, deadly ill and in a desperate search in order to purge his guilt. In his quest, he is guided by Bia, a young prostitute.Written by
I've watched with vivid interest this movie, which I stumbled upon by pure chance. Three things caught my eye and attention: it talked about a theme which is usually left aside by commercial film makers, and second, because it involved people from Brazil, country where I live. I have been to the US as a visitor and I noticed some hidden or open hostility against foreigners, especially Latins. It's certainly no coincidence that kind of treatment, taking into account that we, Latins, are the last group in social and economic terms in American society. That perception is well shown in the movie. The 'integrated' Latin is the one who was born in the US, all the others are seen as intruders, most usually. That's also shown in the movie, which also depicts well the personal character of authority: people in charge of public jobs may often allow personal beliefs and perceptions interfere in their action. The third thing I noticed immediately is that the acting was very convincing and well-performed, although in some moments the script and its situations are difficult to be put on stage. It's, in my view, a good movie, which talks about an important and relevant situation.
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