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East, West, East: The Final Sprint (2009)

An amateur cycling team from Albania heads to France to take part in a tournament only to discover on the way that revolution has broken out back home.

Director:

Gjergj Xhuvani

Writer:

Gjergj Xhuvani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ndriçim Xhepa Ndriçim Xhepa ... Coach Ilo Zoto
Helidon Fino Helidon Fino ... Gimi
Gentiano Hazizi Gentiano Hazizi
Oni Pustina Oni Pustina ... Ceti
Vin Bejleri Vin Bejleri ... (as Ervin Bejleri)
Lulzim Zeqja Lulzim Zeqja ... Gimondi
Petrit Malaj Petrit Malaj ... Deputy Minister
Romir Zalla Romir Zalla ... Niko
Albana Sanxholli Albana Sanxholli ... Meri
Gezim Rudi Gezim Rudi ... Barber
Denalda Teli Denalda Teli ... Nezi
Valina Mucolli Valina Mucolli ... Zamira
Shkumbin Istrefi ... Gypsy driver
Nela Lucic Nela Lucic ... Gypsy woman
Artur Selmani Artur Selmani ... Magazziniere
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An amateur cycling team from Albania heads to France to take part in a tournament only to discover on the way that revolution has broken out back home.

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Country:

Albania

Release Date:

14 November 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatolika, dytika, anatolika See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Albania for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. See more »

Soundtracks

Volata Finale - Fluturimi i fundit
Written by 'Enrico Ruggeri'
Performed by 'Enrico Ruggeri & Elsa Lila'
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Really top movie
13 November 2011 | by Captain_HaddickSee all my reviews

Was a great movie, I really felt that I was actually there in the scenes of the film. It really draws you in.

Really provided a great insight into what it must have been like living in Albania under communism. Many very funny moments in the film, and you could really emphasise with the characters in what they were experiencing and the emotions they were feeling.

Plenty of breasts.

Only thing is that my wife said that some of the acting seemed a little bit strange, but overall, very good.

Would recommend to anyone.


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