Bolivia Reviews

December 30, 2006
October 31, 2005
A compelling parable told in a realistic manner about a gentle illegal immigrant from Bolivia.
August 1, 2003
Caetano tells his story with a gritty nerve and eye for surly detail,
July 25, 2003
Far more exhilarating than depressing. Watching a great storyteller like writer/director Adrin Caetano craft such a simple and startling tale offers a source of great pleasure.
June 20, 2003
A dazzling display of style and verve.
June 5, 2003
There are no big surprises in Caetano's film, which plays out exactly as ordained, only a sense of life at its most precarious and real.
March 9, 2003
Bolivia is a riveting slice-of-life drama set in Buenos Aires that presents a harrowing look at urban poverty and the explosive impact of the hatred of foreigners.
March 1, 2003
Starkly beautiful debut feature exploring the human face of Latin America's economic crisis.
February 26, 2003
Exposes both the economic and sexual exploitation of illegal workers, and the way in which hatred and ethnic scape goating are the inevitable -- and inevitably tragic -- result of economic crisis.
February 26, 2003
Packs a wallop that belies its humble origins.
February 26, 2003
This film, Mr. Caetano's feature-length directorial debut, has an emotional integrity that's concise and direct.
February 25, 2003
Virtually plot-free, the movie's organic cultivation of Argentina's economic tension and ethnophobic woes ... is smooth as silk.