Adriana Barraza

'Buen Dia, Ramon' conveys cheerful tidings

Inspired by his experience as a Mexico City native who relocated to Germany, writer-producer-director Jorge Ramírez-Suárez has created a warm and enjoyable cross-cultural fairy tale in "Buen Día, Ramón" (original title: "Guten Tag, Ramón").

This ultimate pescado-out-of-water story finds the bighearted Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer), a poor young Mexican man repeatedly thwarted in his efforts to cross into the United States, making an unlikely trip to Germany to find work to help support his mother (Arcelia Ramírez) and grandmother (Adriana Barraza).

But when Ramón arrives in snowy Wiesbaden (how he...

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