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Once We Were Strangers (1997)

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Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job, lives as a squatter and enjoys a carefree romantic tryst with a wealthy art dealer. ... See full summary »

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Antonio
Jessica Whitney Gould ...
Ellen
Anjalee Deshpande ...
Devi
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Apu
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Natasha
Lázaro Pérez ...
Homeless Man (as Lazaro Perez)
Stephen Michaels ...
Doctor
Adrián Witzke ...
Todd (as Adrian Witzke)
Seamus McNally ...
Photographer / Bar Creep
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Supermarket Cashier
Sherry Skinker ...
Jen
Ostaro ...
Porn Shop Owner
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Building Security
Robert Gourp ...
Porn Director
Susan Mitchell ...
Cop
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Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job, lives as a squatter and enjoys a carefree romantic tryst with a wealthy art dealer. When he falls in love with Ellen, a strong-willed radio talk-show host who is set to move to Paris within a few days, he decides he must find a way to keep her from leaving. Meanwhile, Antonio's friend Apu faces a love challenge of his own. Apu is a young Indian-turned-New Yorker who was sent from his homeland with his family's life savings to find the American dream of success and fulfillment. He works hard at odds jobs-- from being a guinea pig in a drug-testing lab to dubbing porno films. Then his life is completely uprooted on the day his pre-arranged wife from India arrives in New York--the woman chosen by their families when they were children, one he hasn't seen since he was 8 and she was 4. Apu is caught between the old world and the new--trying to find love and happiness within the confines ... Written by <mwprods@mindspring.com>

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Antonio: Beautiful women are for men with no imagination.
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Soundtracks

Le quattro stagioni
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Orchestra da camera italiana
Courtesy of BMG Ricordi Spa
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one of the finest and sweetest and well done films of '98 and i can't believe it's not in the theaters yet
28 June 1999 | by (chicago, illinois) – See all my reviews

i saw this film at the new york/avignon film festival in '98. i thought it was easily the best thing i saw there. and definitely one of the best films i saw that year. it was incredibly sweet and warm and i can't understand why it's not in theaters. it has a wonderful story, great performance, excellent characters. i keep looking for it so i can bring my friends. i just saw it opened in france. maybe it will come here. i'm writing this because it's a great film and people should see it. also, i'd like to get a copy of it some day. it's wonderful.


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