Pasaje De Ida (1988)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Dominican Republic  |  
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This tragedy, based on a true story, depicts the attempt of 40 men to illegally emigrate to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic. The whole trouble starts when three friends working in a bakery decide that they can no longer stay in their impoverished and economically unstable country. One of the three tries to emigrate legally, but he cannot obtain a visa. In desperation, they decide to pay smugglers and join 40 other men who are snuck past a squadron of guards onto a ship about ready to sail for America. Later, as the men huddle below deck, authorities board the ship and search it. The men are sent back to meet their fates.

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survivor, boating, economy, fate, friendship, help, illegal-alien, sailing, search, security-guard, smuggling, visa, ticket