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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 »


Michael S. Ojeda (as Michael Ojeda)


Michael S. Ojeda (as Michael Ojeda)

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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)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$215,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Reigning Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 ...
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written by Mike Vanportfleet
vocals by Tara Vanportfleet
performed by LYCIA
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Great Independent Film Making
19 April 2004 | by pooletomSee all my reviews

So much was said without using words.I saw this film with my girlfriend and sister and we all loved it.The lead actress and actor were superb. The editing was outstanding.I didn't mind the subtitles at all. There were a couple of things I didn't understand.The story was heartwarming and heartbreaking.Yes, the American Dream as seen from the other side. I thought the film was about to end twice and it kept on going only to get better.Some blood and guts,but not too much.It was tastefully done. It is a dark movie with a wonderful ending where she...oops!Well I highly recommend it especially if you want to see something different. And it really was shot in Chicago,not Toronto.Thanks for making a wonderful American film in America.

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