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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

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Gianni Amelio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Lo Verso ... Gino
Michele Placido ... Fiore
Piro Milkani ... Selimi
Carmelo Di Mazzarelli Carmelo Di Mazzarelli ... Spiro (alias Michele Talarico)
Elida Janushi Elida Janushi ... Selimi's Cousin
Sefer Pema Sefer Pema ... Prison Governor
Idajet Sejdia Idajet Sejdia ... Dr. Kruja
Marieta Ljarja Marieta Ljarja ... Factory's manager
Elina Ndreu Elina Ndreu ... Singer in night club
Ilir Ara Ilir Ara ... Orphanage's guard
Liliana Subashi Liliana Subashi ... Hospital's doctor
Artan Marina Artan Marina ... Ismail
Vassjan Lammi Vassjan Lammi ... Cop at cafe
Nikolin Elezi Nikolin Elezi ... Man dying
Fatmir Gjyla Fatmir Gjyla ... Innkeeper
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Storyline

Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. But the youngest italian, Gino, once alone with Spiro, encounter a few problems. Far from his roots, loosing his identity in deep Albania, he begins to change... Written by Yepok

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A scam on the vulnerable.

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | France | Switzerland | Austria

Language:

Albanian | Italian

Release Date:

4 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Америка See more »

Filming Locations:

Albania See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$438,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,788,331
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Selimi: Sorry, no water today. Today holiday. Maybe tomorrow.
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Connections

References Paisan (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Impazzivo per te
Written by Ezio Leoni (as Leoni), Adriano Celentano (as Celentano) and Miky Del Prete (as Del Prete)
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Return of neo-realism?
1 December 1998 | by edwaforSee all my reviews

I thought this was an incredible film with a story that was in many ways simple, yet complex in dealing with redemption. An Italian swindler goes to Albania to make a few quick lire, only to get swallowed up by the depth of the Albanian situation.


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