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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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References Paisan (1946) See more »

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L'Italiano
by Minellono and Cotugno
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wonderful acting by Enrico LoVerso
2 May 2002 | by RaquelitaPSee all my reviews

This Italian film is actually set behind the fall of dictatorship in Albania, a country once part of Soviet rule.

LoVerso's part in the movie as one of the protagonists is wonderfully acted. The first film I had seen him in was Il Ladro di Bambini. LoVerso takes his characters and challenges them, creating deep personalities that continue to develop throughout the film.

I would recommend this film solely based on the wonderful acting by all actors in the film.


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