Chop Shop

2008, Movie, NR, 84 mins

Chop Shop
Director Ramin Bahrani proves beyond a doubt that his powerful debut, MAN PUSH CART, was no fluke: His follow-up is an even stronger look at another immigrant struggling to survive on New York City's rough edges.

Like MAN PUSH CART's Ahmad, who hauls a leased vending cart through the Manhattan streets, 12-year-old orphan Alejandro (Alejandro Polanco), a Spanish-speaking street kid, is also trying to make it on society's outer fringes. Instead of going to school, Alejandro tries to make a fast buck any way he can: When we first meet him, he's standing on the side of a highway with other undocumented day laborers, hoping to find work on a construction site. T...

Released: 2008 Rated: NR Length: 84 mins

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