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Lana's Rain (2002)

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 ... See full summary »

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$215,000 (estimated)
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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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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 ...
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Soundtracks

Drifitng
written by Mike Vanportfleet
vocals by Tara Vanportfleet
performed by LYCIA
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Great Movie - great soundtrack
7 October 2003 | by itpphotoSee all my reviews

This was an intriguing suspenseful movie with a great soundtrack. Excellent photography. One of my favorite shots is just after the main characters have traveled to America in a ramshackle shipping container and open the doors to.... well I won't spoil it for you. Some words that might be used to describe this film might me; gritty, shocking, captivating, metamorphic, gripping, and resilient. It combines elements from many film categories like, action, suspenseful and historical dramas, a real thriller with a dark transformation plot.

This is the tragic story of Lana who was betrayed by her own brother. But just when things seem bleakest for Lana, her hope for a new life.... well I won't spoil it for you.

Take the time to find it and see it.


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