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Italiencele (2004)

Two reasonably young girls want to leave their home town and go to work abroad. However, their dreams are quickly shattered by the cold truth of reality and they find out that every dream must have its cost.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Nicolescu ... Jeni
... Lenuta
Costel Cascaval ... Gigel
Vlad Zamfirescu ... Giovanni
... Fane
... Girls' father
Constantin Draganescu ... Nea Chitu
Valentin Teodosiu ... Police officer
... Monk
Viorica Geanta Chelbea ... Mother Superior
... Girls' aunt
Alexandru Gheorghiu ... Vasile
Catalin Neamtu ... Bingo
... Bruzli
... Barosanu
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Two reasonably young girls want to leave their home town and go to work abroad. However, their dreams are quickly shattered by the cold truth of reality and they find out that every dream must have its cost.

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ROL 8,000,000,000 (estimated)
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For the scene at the railway station, in which Gigel wants to stop Jeni from leaving with Giovani, the producers rented a railway set for 15 million lei per hour. See more »

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A crazy comedy turned into drama
24 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The film begins as a crazy comedy but gradually becomes more of a drama: two sisters living only with their father, the former Communist mayor of their village, travel to Spain in search of work. They apparently find their way to Italy but, in the end, things turn out differently again. This vitally narrated film progresses in quick rhythm with snappy shots, absorbing images of the post-Communist Romanian countryside as it goes. The feature debut by this young Romanian director offers another angle on the Balkan mentality - its immediate association with joy and sorrow, its profound insight, explosive energy and humour, which is the driving force of life. Helmis presents Balkan chaos as life's farce which nevertheless does have its relaxing moments. (www.febiofest.cz)


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