A Day Without a Mexican

Synopsis: A thick fog surrounds California's borders, communication beyond state lines is cut off, and the Mexicans disappear: workers, spouses, and business owners are missing. Cars are abandoned in the street, food is left cooking on the stove. We meet the wife of a musician who's gone, a state Senator whose maid doesn't show up for work, and a farm owner whose produce is ripe and unpicked. A scientist asks any Mexicans who haven't disappeared to volunteer for genetic experiments: a female newscaster and the daughter of the musician may be the only missing links around. Why them? And where have all the Mexicans gone? Even the border guards grieve. The state and its economy grind to a halt.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Sergio Arau
Production: Televisa Cine
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min


Wake up and my husband..

he left

! Affection!

Robert, these there?


I sought this, he was


It is usually when waking up this

here, but it was not..

The car deles/delas this out...

Then I heard that all the

Mexicans left...

And my husband is Mexican

We met each other in Tennesse, I was

the singer of a strip of Rock

Now he is the singer of

" The wet Dogs"

It is a same strip pillion


And it is common that it is not

But it doesn't disappear

there is little like this

Then Lucy, my daughter..

she entered for my room

She was crying..

And she spoke to me that Bobby,

my son also had party

I want to say that even accent

the teeth deles/delas in the bathroom..

The would never leave without the deles/delas



I said that you stop!

This will be a good day

in California...

"The Boy" will be sleeping during

the following three daas...

Don't wake up him/it...

And he brings somebody...

Because we will have some

magnificent days in

the bay, what reminds me,

safe it will be in "Great Marshall"

"San Jose's Bass the Horseman

"Car show

They wait them a little

of sprinkles here...

In it is Worth Central

doing to people

very happy...

We will go now to the South of


The sky will be a little

darkness in that area..

systems of press of discharges here...

There is a system of loud

press here...

very strange...

But to who worries him...

These will be good

days to do sport..

Good because, I am

Jos Velzquez...

and this was,

"Good morning report"

The water continues dripping...

Try to close this

but it continues leaving..

Please Mr. Tim

when he has time

I will thank for this him...

I said this in the conference

of press...

and now I speak this other time..

"I never went...

against those

illegal workers...

They were contracted

for my part of back...

One day before the


It proves and I was

for the station of the..

He/she marries crazy, to negotiate,

two Mexican painters...

Steven, lowered at the 7:30 hours


I eat daily, he/she found

there for the Mexican painters

The vi that lowers the square

of the father deles/delas...

but it felt uncomfortable,

he is very sensitive in that

Steven is very special

as for the colors

and the workers offered him/it

to equal the colors to that of the sofa

Out of here!

It was!

! It was

! It was

! Out of here

Who devils did hire them?

Of next time I will call him/it

immigration authorities

We are American,

simply defending..

Our earth, our values,

and they cross

that border...

Without our permission

People that Blanca disappeared

in the whole country...

they come here, they take ours


And they are also filling

this country of drugs...

It is a robbery...

they are stealing us

our lives

We are here to exercise

the freedom of expression

and to give safety

They are entitled of

to give the opinion deles/delas

It is a country free.. and those

they are some mad

We are not

in the side of anybody

Although we agreed with them

and they are in the correct thing

The Party of May 5,

it is a Latin festival day



it is not a Latin festival day

He/she is only a celebration of Mexico

This albeit it is yours

do name limits?

Layla Rob

Well, Miss Rob

... we are seeking one

Latin Reportera

I am Latin...

I want to say, mine rectifies one

name he is Rodrguez

My name profecional

it is Layla Rob

The first day for the one that Lilac was it


She asked me...

The one that I have to bring

to be like you?

And I spoke to him/her...

You his/her even

- Do you speak Spanish?

- If of course

He/she begins of the beginning

and some American Spanish uses

Allow to hear me that that truly

you have.. allow to hear me

The Latin Flavor

The party of May 5

It is a festival day of Mexico


been celebrated

in the United States

Of that it is of this that me

he/she was speaking..

He/she remembers that if you don't have accent

you won't have his/her own career

you won't have great success

this well, you understand?

If, it is right

- Helen!

- If, affection

Helen like you can negotiate

for that the people?

They are Mexican

of the station

They are in front of

of the station

and they are the Mexican illegal

of Guatemala and Honduras

Guatemalan and Honduran

they are not Mexican

that is something very stupid

These types will make the interior and

the exterior for the money that you gave me

That me hard... here they are

the country deles/delas incites

Do you make this on purpose?

You believe that can affect

my career

That is what is thinking...

if we used the regular Mexicans

it will be worth much more

I take charge of that

this well..

Tracy, wash their teeth


it is 7:
35 hour that we have

still 10 minutes

If I affect, but his/her father

he/she has that consiguirme two

Mexican more before arriving

for the work deles/delas

his/her maaneras of jokes

that comedian

Vmonos of Tracy..

Tracy, pay attention to his/her father,


And, senator...

Any thing of trifles among


that he/she has good day...

- Good-bye bebita..

- Good-bye

- A cafecito?

- Please

Catalina, the nanny of mine

daughter... it is Mexican

But she is legal, of that,

I am safe

She worked for Reagan

before working for my family

Father, you have their glasses

of put contact?

I lost them

If we sold the rural property

we will have the money now

and enough for 20 years

20 years?

I say, you could retire,

to travel, to enjoy his/her life,

For how long there is

state planning this?

Of last week...

For God you are a man...

To sell the earth, and to deny

that you/they are

He/she leaves the agriculture to the third

world, vaymonos,

Thank to have come him/her

to see us tonight


Hi the boys,

I brought a pair of for them

packages of cigarettes

Hi Affection

She is Susi, it will be ours

I reinforce for the trip

That fortunate one, they acquired this

quite quickly... it is brilliant

I help him/it

No, I already have this

it is dinner

She is Lucy,

Filho helps me with this

please... thank you

- Affection?

- If?

Is there lemonade in Refri?

There are lemons, you can

to do one

walk him you make this the..

Hold, detn the damned


- What devils is he/she making you?

- Loui!

- Are you well?

- If

It was a grandota

Filho, Jos has little saved

his/her life

We never spoke Spanish

or yes?

He/she was able killing

this was able killing...

You can count "thanks him/her" George

No, but he/she is "Appreciated You" can say

I will make him/her a belt with this

If, diamond...

Only, they were afraid he/she for the son deles/delas

if I know this, it is that this grandota

The friend to be calmed down...

Damned idiot

You and his/her race have me even

the tip of the stick


- What was that?

- Any thing

319 yellow tree, they can check

two chickens fell to the bag

Captain, change,

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Sergio Arau

Sergio Arau (born Alfonso Sergio Arau Corona; November 14, 1951), also known as "El Uyuyuy", is a Mexican musician, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, film director, film producer, music producer, cartoonist, animator and painter. He is the son of film director Alfonso Arau. Arau rose to prominence as a founding member of the band Botellita de Jerez which was formed in 1983 and created the style Guacarrock. He got his start in Music at the Avandaro Festival in 1971 with his family band "La Ley de Herodes". As a solo artist, he has released three studio albums. Arau has directed music videos, animations, and film. He is best known as a film director for the films A Day Without a Mexican and Naco es Chido.In 2015 he founded the band Los Heavy Mex with members from the Mexican/American band Rusty Eye. more…

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