Bread and Roses

Synopsis: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ken Loach
Production: Lions Gate Releasing
  5 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Follow me! Follow me!

Follow me! Stay close!

Run! Hurry!

Hurry up!

Shut up, you asshole!

Hide under the blanket.

Everybody keep quiet!

-Are you the relatives?

-Yes, we are.

-You have the money?

-Yes, I brought it.

I don 't trust you that much.

I wanna see with my own eyes.

Stay back there.

-The money??

-What about the kids??

-I wanna see my kids.

-Who 's paid up?? How are we doing??

Who's getting out??

Speed it up!

F*ck off!

Get out of my sight!

The money is all there.

F*ck off, you fat cow!

Get out, asshole!

-Go away! Go!

-Maya Montenegro.

Get back in, bitch!

-What the f*ck is that??

-I got mugged!

So fucking what??

I 'll pay for her!

Here's my wedding ring.

-Take my watch.

-I 'll pay too.

Let her out!

-Don't you move!

-I beg you, please.

-F*ck you!

-Don't take her away.

Don't take her away! Maya!

Help me, Rosa!

Where are you taking me, bastard??

Rosa, help me! Help me!

Rosa, help me.

-Rosa, help me.

-Get away from the window.

Why are you crying??

-Where are you taking me??

-Shut up!

Don't complain.

-What a crybaby, you are!

-Stop with that.

Shut the f*ck up!

Let's toss a coin

to see who gets the bitch.

Somebody's gonna get laid tonight.

-You want that, don't you??

-Toss it. See who gets her.


-Head. I always win.

Tough shit, man.

Have you anywhere to work??

Let me carry your bag.

You're tired.

Don 't be like that.

What 's the matter? Relax.

I 'm not like that other prick.

After all, you're not as ugly

as I first thought.

But you're stinking, bastard!

You don't smell bad at all, baby.

You like them??

Where did you buy them??

Tijuana. They're the coolest boots

you can find there.

I can't wait, sweetheart.

-You like to sing?

-Just for fun.

-I know I' m standing outside

-Hit it!

But the day I die,

Iknow you'II cry

You sing pretty well, honey.

Cry and cry

FIy and fly

-lt's "cry", man.

-Yeah? You sing, I'll follow.

Then a mule-seller told me

No, I got it wrong.

You don't have to get there first

But you have to know the way there

With money or without money

I always do as I please

And my word is the Iaw

-Oh, baby!

-Turn round, I 'll scrub your back.

-I 'm getting to like you.

-Run some water.

Go on, you scrub fine.

That feels good!

And that is how you'II stay

With money or without money

-I always do as I please

-You sing well.

Let me see.

-Tell me...

-Just a sec.

Don 't be long.

Didn 't you like my voice??

Yes, I told you. Sing.

I heard you before.

I know you like me, baby.

I heard you singing in the car.

I saw you looking at my hair.

Women are mad about me.

How do you take care of it?

Where are you??

F*ck! Little shit!

Open, you bitch!

Open it now!

Fucking bitch!

Fucking bitch!

Son of a bitch!

Come back, you cunt!

My boots! Son of a bitch!


How are you? It 's me, Maya!

-Look at you! You 're so big!

-She is here, Rosa!

-Look at you!

-Ma was worried sick.

You 're taller than I am.

What happened?? I was so scared!

Thank God you 're here!

Thank God you 're back.

-And who is she??



That 's grandma.

-That 's the dress we sent her.

-And uncle...??


-Uncle "Quique". Show me.

Look at this.

And she is...


-Look at her in her fancy dress.

-She was beautiful at her party.

It 's time to do your homework, OK??

Luis, Simona.

-You have a test tomorrow, Simona.


Make sure your brother 's doing

everything the way he should be.

-No TV, right??

-I 'll stay with you.

No TV or anything. Make sure

he does everything right.

What happened

to you and the money??

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