¡Alambrista!: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1977) / Region 1
¡Alambrista!: The Criterion Collection

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¡Alambrista!: The Criterion Collection

In ¡Alambrista!, a farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make

money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising,

groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M . Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on

the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work that never loses

sight of the complex man at its center. ¡Alambrista!, winner of the Cannes Film Festival's inaugural Camera

d'Or in 1978, remains one of the best films ever made on this perennially relevant topic.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 16 2012
  • Production Year 1977
  • Empire SKU 1602055
  • UPC Code 715515061810
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New Audio Commentary Featuring Director Robert M. Young and Co-Producer Michael Hausman
New Interview With Actor Edward James Olmos
Children Of The Fields - A Short Documentary By Young, Accompanied By A New Interview With The Director
Essay By Film Historian Charles Ramirez Berg


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
    Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

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