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I Was on Mars (1991)

Silva fulfills herself a dream: from Poland she flies to USA. With only a few hundred dollars she arrives in New York, incapable of the language. Not long until the charming swindler Avi ... See full summary »

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Dani Levy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Schrader ... Silva
Dani Levy ... Alio
Mario Giacalone Mario Giacalone ... Nic
Antonia Rey ... La Mama
Penny Arcade ... Coffee Shop Waitress (as Penny Arcade aka Susana Ventura)
Luis Caballero Luis Caballero ... Nasty Cabbie at the Airport
Rafael Clements Rafael Clements ... Cab Driver
Stuart Duckworth Stuart Duckworth ... Bar Manager 'Smile'
Pasquale Gaeta Pasquale Gaeta ... Hotel Owner
Lisa Louise Langford Lisa Louise Langford ... Second Hand Store Clerk (as Lisa Langford)
Benjamin Berman Benjamin Berman ... Mr. Pawlo
Ronnie Shades Ronnie Shades ... Man with open Zipper
Arndt Wiegering Arndt Wiegering ... Billy
Cyndi Coyne Cyndi Coyne ... Girl with Lost Cat
Bob Albert Bob Albert ... Grocery Clerk
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Silva fulfills herself a dream: from Poland she flies to USA. With only a few hundred dollars she arrives in New York, incapable of the language. Not long until the charming swindler Avi steals all her money - but she doesn't give up: She hunts him down, follows him around, demanding her money back. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

Germany | Switzerland | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

27 May 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A New York Fiasco See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fama Film AG,Luna-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Low budget at its best!!!!
4 February 2007 | by vinylforeverSee all my reviews

This is one of my ten movies to take with me onto a lonely island!

Made with absolutely no money on the streets of New York. Polishgirl(no English language knowledge!) comes to NY, loses all her money to an Italian crook and swears to find him. Finally he is the one who falls in love with her... Very simple storyline with extremely funny misunderstandings, chases, warm-hearted characters and a incredible ending. Reminds me of the early Jim Jarmush movies. Levy is nowadays known for the Jewish comedy "Alles auf Zucker" and the brand new Hitler- comedy. If anyone in German cinema is allowed to do one, then him.

Hope X Films Germany will release a DVD...


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