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Lamerica (1994)

 -  Drama  -  4 October 1995 (USA)
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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gino
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Fiore
Piro Milkani ...
Selimi
Carmelo Di Mazzarelli ...
Spiro (alias Michele Talarico)
Elida Janushi ...
Selimi's Cousin
Sefer Pema ...
Prison Governor
Idajet Sejdia ...
Dr. Kruja
Marieta Ljarja ...
Factory's manager
Elina Ndreu ...
Singer in night club
Ilir Ara ...
Orphanage's guard
Liliana Subashi ...
Hospital's doctor
Artan Marina ...
Ismail
Vassjan Lammi ...
Cop at cafe
Nikolin Elezi ...
Man dying
Fatmir Gjyla ...
Innkeeper
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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. But the youngest italian, Gino, once alone with Spiro, encounter a few problems. Far from his roots, loosing his identity in deep Albania, he begins to change... Written by Yepok

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4 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amèrica  »

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$438,483 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Selimi: Sorry, no water today. Today holiday. Maybe tomorrow.
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References Paisan (1946) See more »

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L'Italiano
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A journey though a devastated land.
8 February 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Lamerica" takes the audience through the devastation of post-communist Albania as it follows the odyssey of a young Italian man who has come to make some easy money but finds himself caught up in the same curious mix of hopeful despair etched into the faces of people he's come to swindle. The film has little plot, the feel of a documentary, and most of the scenes are perfunctory. Nonetheless, "Lamerica" will beg a strange fascination from those who find grizzled realism interesting.


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