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Lana's Rain (2002)

R | | Drama | 27 February 2004 (USA)
Lana's only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, a street-smart gangster with vengeful enemies. But her illusions are shattered as she is forced to survive by any means possible on the streets of Chicago.

Director:

Michael S. Ojeda (as Michael Ojeda)

Writer:

Michael S. Ojeda (as Michael Ojeda)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oksana Orlan ... Lana (as Oksana Orlenko)
Nickolai Stoilov ... Darco Lucev
Luoyong Wang ... Julian
Stephanie Childers ... Katrina
Stacey Crawley Stacey Crawley ... Vermonica (as Stacey Slowik)
David Darlow David Darlow ... Gen. Donoffrio
Alex Diatchenco Alex Diatchenco ... Celo
Tony Castillo ... Marco
Kelly Haizen Kelly Haizen ... Alex
Robert Varvel Robert Varvel ... Nayona
Yasen Peyankov ... Cab Driver
Ron Dean ... Lou
Jason Pardo Jason Pardo ... Leon
Abelardo Ghoulam Abelardo Ghoulam ... Gus
Andrzej Krukowski Andrzej Krukowski ... Doctor (as Andrew Krukowski)
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Storyline

This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana's only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a street-smart gangster with enemies intent on revenge. Isolated at first by her inability to speak English, Lana desperately hopes that she and her brother can achieve the American dream that she can only glimpse. But her illusions are shattered as she is forced to survive by any means possible on the mean streets of Chicago. As she gets pulled deeper and deeper into her brother's criminal world while a steely determination grows in her heart, lana must risk her own life to overcome Darko and his pursuers if she hopes to finally realize her dream. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
title cards: During and following the Balkan Wars of the 1990's, various types of war criminals and low level mobsters escaped to countries in Western Europe fleeing either the authorities or their enemies. Some even found their way to America, hiding out on the back streets of large cities while taking on new identities. Many more innocent people came to America dreaming of a better life and a fresh start away from all the horrors they had witnessed.
title cards: Out of this turmoil comes the story of Darco...
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Soundtracks

Drifitng
written by Mike Vanportfleet
vocals by Tara Vanportfleet
performed by LYCIA
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Well-paced, modern, situated friendly film with good techniques.
21 March 2004 | by the2000jonSee all my reviews

This movie was not bad .. It fulfilled the requirements for a film marking a foreign lady - main charachter (Lana) incompetent in her efforts to change in America at first. Her sustained psychological traumas and tribulations are just the icing on the cake before she passes the test to mark the grade of survival to the fittest in America - Chicago, Illinois to be specific.. Good Feature. I'd give this a 7.5 on a scale. Video rental is reccomended, and dont rush out unless you're a chicago native and want to glance at interstates , congestions and license plates unique to modern Chicago

Jonathan


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$215,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,987, 29 February 2004

Gross USA:

$44,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,287
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Reigning Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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