A Better Life (2011)

License, Registration, and Prison

After successfully reclaiming the pickup truck, Carlos (Demián Bichir) and Luis (José Julián) get pulled over by the police.  Later, Carlos finds himself in prison because he is an illegal immigrant.

Directed by Chris Weitz.

Released in 2011 by Summit.

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  • character-type: Immigrant
  • character-type: Cop
  • character-type: Police Officer
  • character-type: Son
  • character-type: Father
  • character-type: Prisoner
  • action: Arrest
  • action: Stop
  • action: Argue
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Crime Dramas
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Suspenseful
  • prop: Truck
  • prop: Police Car
  • prop: Clothing
  • setting: Truck
  • setting: Los Angeles
  • setting: Prison
  • setting: Street
  • theme: Loneliness
  • theme: Consequences
  • theme: Defeat
  • theme: Acceptance
  • actor: Demián Bichir
  • actor: Adrian Mojica
  • actor: José Julián
  • director: Chris Weitz
  • producer: Stacey Lubliner
  • producer: Jami Gertz
  • producer: Paul Junger Witt
  • producer: Christian McLaughlin
  • producer: Laura Greenlee
  • cinematographer: Javier Aguirresarobe
  • composer: Alexandre Desplat
  • editor: Peter Lambert
  • costume-designer: Elaine Montalvo
  • production-designer: Missy Stewart
  • role-name: Carlos Galindo
  • role-name: Luis Galindo
  • role-name: Police Officer
  • screenwriter: Eric Eason
  • screenwriter: Roger L. Simon
  • year: 2011
  • studio: Summit