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Somewhere in the City (1998)

The film portrays life of New York City's Lower East Side inhabitants. Introvert therapist Betty is befriended with Chinese immigrant Lu Lu, leftist radical Che is also Lu Lu's friend. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ramin Niami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bernhard ... Betty
Ornella Muti ... Marta
Robert John Burke ... Frankie
Peter Stormare ... Graham
Bai Ling ... Lu Lu
Paul Anthony Stewart ... Che
Bulle Ogier ... Brigitte
Linda Dano ... Television Producer
Bill Sage ... Justin
Steven Schub
Kim Walker ... Molly, Texas Acting Student
John Fugelsang John Fugelsang ... Henry
Robert H. Shapiro Robert H. Shapiro ... Larry
Kelly Dupre Kelly Dupre ... 2-Kool
Jimmy Noonan ... Brain
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Storyline

The film portrays life of New York City's Lower East Side inhabitants. Introvert therapist Betty is befriended with Chinese immigrant Lu Lu, leftist radical Che is also Lu Lu's friend. Italian immigrant and wife of supervisor of building where they all live, Marta, is having an affair with her neighbour Frankie who likes scams. One of his scams goes terribly wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, language and for brief drug use
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Official Sites:

official site | Sideshow Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Algum Lugar da Cidade See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,016, 20 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,016, 20 September 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sideshow See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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I thoroughly enjoyed this poignant bittersweet comedy
28 July 1999 | by wombat-37See all my reviews

I was enchanted by Niami's debut. I hope that we'll soon see more of his work. I was lucky enough to catch the film during its brief NYC run and it struck me as a worthy successor to such downtown 80s flicks as Desperately Seeking Susan and After Hours, but with a gentle European whimsey that made it fresh and fun. A strong ensemble cast playing mostly against type was a pleasure. And I thought the complexly inter-threaded plots were just right. Sandra Bernhard puts in her best performance since King of Comedy, while Peter Stormare is hilarious, and Ling Bai touching. See it.


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