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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 »

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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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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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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 »

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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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Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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What a surprise!
17 October 2007 | by soper_nickSee all my reviews

I put this film in the queue on a whim after a recent trip to NYC, and I couldn't believe I'd never heard of it anywhere! It has all the makings of a cult classic, starting with the characters. They are archetypal roles we recognize from every stretch of daily life, but were so nuanced and fully realized by the actors playing them (Peter Stormare and Bai Ling's performances were particularly strong). Their interactions are poignant and grounded while at the same time brimming with a subtle, quirky humor that is (sadly) all too rare in American films these days. Writer/director Ramin Niami does a beautiful job of weaving these scenes together into a funny and moving portrait of a city of the past. Highly recommended!


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