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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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Amèrica  »

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$438,483 (USA)
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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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by Nisa and Vajvoda
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Return of neo-realism?
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I thought this was an incredible film with a story that was in many ways simple, yet complex in dealing with redemption. An Italian swindler goes to Albania to make a few quick lire, only to get swallowed up by the depth of the Albanian situation.


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