Two reasonably young girls want to leave their home town and go to work abroad. However, their dreams are quickly shattered by the cold truth of reality and they find out that every dream must have its cost.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Nicolescu ...
Jeni
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Lenuta
Costel Cascaval ...
Gigel
Vlad Zamfirescu ...
Giovanni
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Fane
Valentin Popescu ...
Girls' father
Constantin Draganescu ...
Nea Chitu
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Police officer
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Monk
Viorica Geanta Chelbea ...
Mother Superior
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Girls' aunt
Alexandru Gheorghiu ...
Vasile
Catalin Neamtu ...
Bingo
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Bruzli
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Barosanu
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Two reasonably young girls want to leave their home town and go to work abroad. However, their dreams are quickly shattered by the cold truth of reality and they find out that every dream must have its cost.

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15 October 2004 (Romania)  »

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Olasz lányok  »

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ROL 8,000,000,000 (estimated)
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The American flag used in the movie was specially ordered from a tailor who had to create the flag twice because the first flag he made had all the stars and lines wrong. See more »

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Two girls from a village in Romania arrive illegal in Spain and after a year they rerun claiming they have been in Italy where they gathered grapes
27 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Well, I saw the movie and thought it was interesting ...the fact that two girls from a village in Romania try to get a better life no matter the cost impressed me.Not many people from Romania afford going abroad and those who manage to go there gather fruit or something else to earn money and to send it home.The funny part of the movie is that he two sisters go to Spain illegal and after a year they come home with an western attitude and claim that instead of going to Spain they arrived in Italy where they gathered grapes. The director,Napoleon Helmis wanted to show the real life and to present the things that actually happen in Romania....even if the movie wasn't a total success it captured my attention and made me smile


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