A young man flees to the United States searching for the American dream.



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Credited cast:
Filip Sovagovic ...
Melita Jurisic ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rahim Abdel Ahmed
Davor Antolic
Lidija Bajlic
Relja Basic
Duje Belamaric
Vedran Bestvina ...
Lik koji sjedi u Saloonu
Slavko Brankov
Asim Bukva
Vladimir Dodig-Trokut
Slobodan Domitrovic
Boris Dvornik
Boris Festini
Nada Gacesic ...
(as Nada Gacesis-Livakovic)


Forced by poverty and possible mobilization, Jakov flees to America in 1918., as a war deserter, together with his cousin Luka. The opportunity came when Miho, the owner of the immigration hotel in Pittsburgh sends a letter to Jakov to find him a Croatian wife. A young girl Zorka leaves her home to marry Miho, revolted by the pressure of Jakov's mother, who already married her son with a bit wealthier, but unloved Ivana. In America, Miho understands the situation and instead of marrying Zorka, he is generously sending money home for Jakov's escape. Croats immigrated since the modern migrations ever started. At the beginning of the 20th century they travel mostly as the mariners, as an example four of them were on the first and final voyage of the Titanic. They are leaving in South and North America because of famine and political persecutions. The fate of many immigrants is sublimated in the fate of Jakov and Zora. Written by Anon.

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transsibirian railroad is much bigger issue
15 November 1999 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

Someone said that this film could be interesting to Americans on a nostalgia-base. Yes, they could remember the time when Hollywood didn't rule the world. But, if this is what represents european cinema, I must say Hollywood rules.

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