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Lana's Rain (2002)

R | | Drama | 27 February 2004 (USA)
This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana's only chance to escape the ... See full summary »

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(as Michael Ojeda)

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(as Michael Ojeda)

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Cast

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Lana (as Oksana Orlenko)
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Darco Lucev
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Julian
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Katrina
Stacey Crawley ...
Vermonica (as Stacey Slowik)
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Gen. Donoffrio
Alex Diatchenco ...
Celo
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Marco
Kelly Haizen ...
Alex
Robert Varvel ...
Nayona
Yasen Peyankov ...
Cab Driver
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Lou
Jason Pardo ...
Leon
Abelardo Ghoulam ...
Gus
Andrzej Krukowski ...
Doctor (as Andrew Krukowski)
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This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana's only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a street-smart gangster with enemies intent on revenge. Isolated at first by her inability to speak English, Lana desperately hopes that she and her brother can achieve the American dream that she can only glimpse. But her illusions are shattered as she is forced to survive by any means possible on the mean streets of Chicago. As she gets pulled deeper and deeper into her brother's criminal world while a steely determination grows in her heart, lana must risk her own life to overcome Darko and his pursuers if she hopes to finally realize her dream. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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$215,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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title cards: During and following the Balkan Wars of the 1990's, various types of war criminals and low level mobsters escaped to countries in Western Europe fleeing either the authorities or their enemies. Some even found their way to America, hiding out on the back streets of large cities while taking on new identities. Many more innocent people came to America dreaming of a better life and a fresh start away from all the horrors they had witnessed.
title cards: Out of this turmoil comes the story of ...
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Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Exhumed
performed by YER MOTHERS LOVERS
produced by Dave Uhrich
mastered by Jim Godsey
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Interesting movie - good story
22 January 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Great movie I find the movie very compelling. It looks like European movie. Lot of action and unexpected twists. I enjoyed realistically portrayed characters. They look like some people I know. It is a Non-Hollywood rendition of problems that really happen in today's world. I'm getting over-saturated with unrealistic story plots and fantasy characters. Reality is more interesting than that garbage. And this movie hits it pretty darn close. It is on a rare occasion that you can enjoy the grittiness of back streets and alleys, with the twisted reality that looms over the inhabitants. You can't help but to feel a sympathy with Darko (designated bad guy), and like Lana who, left with nothing, finally manages to break free. And you are on the edge of the seat the whole time. That's what I call a great movie!Summary: Go Lana go! This girl is tough, you know! To break free in spite of all the obstacles she was facing - not speaking any language, not knowing where to turn, with nobody to relay on, whoa! This movie is really something. The funny thing is that all the girls in the audience were crying, that's how strong of the impression the movie made. You enter at the opening credits, and your attention is suddenly released at the end. And you are magnetically connected the whole time. It is a BIG movie, in spite of its small budget. It is here to stay!


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