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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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Also Known As:

Amèrica  »

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$438,483 (USA)
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Quotes

Selimi: Sorry, no water today. Today holiday. Maybe tomorrow.
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References Paisan (1946) See more »

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L'Italiano
by Minellono and Cotugno
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28 April 2002 | by (St. Petersburg) – See all my reviews

Amelio stile of directing amazes me everytime more and more. A powerful movie, being very realistic and documentary. Once again, Enrico Lo Verso acting and leading the movie is great. This movie was filmed few years after the government was overthrown and I consider AMelio to be brave with this theme and from my understanding he reflected what happened in a realistic way.


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