Movie Review : Buen Dia Ramon Essay

1327 Words Dec 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Imagine immigrating to another country with the hopes of making money and living the dream, but arriving there and living on the streets and nobody understands what you are saying. The movie Buen Dia Ramon takes place in Mexico and Germany as it follows the journey of young illegal Mexican immigrant Ramon. The film was directed by Jorge Ramírez-Suárez and was released in 2013. Some awards that this international film won are Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. In the movie, Ramon has tried to cross the American border 5 times, and has failed at every attempt. One of his friends tells him that he has an aunt who lives in Germany and that she would be willing to give him work over there so he could send back money to his sick mother and grandmother in Mexico. Upon Ramon’s successful arrival in Germany, he discovers his friend’s aunt is nowhere to be found. He struggles with living on the street and conquering the language barrier of a new country. Thankfully, his luck changes when he meets a lonely elderly woman named Ruth. The narration style that the filmmaker uses to deliver the narrative is omniscient (Barsam 125). This is because the audience is exposed to multiple character’s experiences and feelings regarding Ramon’s journey, and are provided certain information that the character’s aren’t aware of. Ramon’s trek from Mexico to Germany shows that the process of immigrating is not easy, especially if it is done illegally. As a young man he is faced…

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