Chop Shop DVD

Chop Shop DVD
Widely praised at the Cannes, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals, CHOP SHOP is the second remarkable feature from the internationally acclaimed young director Ramin Bahrani, who was recently hailed "the new great American film director" by eminent critic Roger Ebert. On the outskirts of Queens, and just steps from some of New York's most iconic landmarks, Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in a 'Chop Shop' - an illegal workshop breaking stolen cars for the purpose of selling them as parts. In this ramshackle world of mud, rust, graffiti, and twisted scrap metal populated by illegal immigrants and low-level adult criminals, young Alejandro struggles to pursue his goal of making a better life for himself and his spirited 16-year-old sister, Isamar. Intimate, heartbreaking and yet ultimately uplifting, CHOP SHOP is a masterwork of low-budget precision and improvisation in portraying a child navigating his way through a chaotic adult world in search of his own slice of the American dream.

Special Features
Exclusive interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani, Rehearsal footage, Stills gallery, Trailer
Aspect Ratio1.78:1
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastLaura Patalano, Evelisse Ortiz, Isamar Gonzales, Ahmad Razvi, Alejandro Polanco, Anthony Felton, Carlos Ayala, Carlos Zapata, Rob Sowulski, Michael Nieto
DirectorRamin Bahrani
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionDVD 2
Run Time84
Special Features

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Tags: 2010s