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Americano (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 November 2011 (France)
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A man who returns to Los Angeles to wrap up his mother's estate sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will.

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Mathieu Demy

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Mathieu Demy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Demy ... Martin
Geraldine Chaplin ... Linda
Chiara Mastroianni ... Claire
Carlos Bardem ... Luis
Jean-Pierre Mocky Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Le père
Salma Hayek ... 'Lola'
André Wilms ... L'Allemand
Pablo Garcia Pablo Garcia ... Pedro
Sabine Mamou Sabine Mamou ... La mère (archive footage)
Timothy Davis Timothy Davis ... Le douanier
Cokey Falkow ... Le facteur
Kevin Beaty Kevin Beaty ... Doug O'Toole, l'avocat immobilier
Nick Roberts Nick Roberts ... L'homme à la machine
Gary Feldman Gary Feldman ... L'homme à la machine, jeune (archive footage)
Linda Flores Wade Linda Flores Wade ... La femme mexicaine
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A man who returns to Los Angeles to wrap up his mother's estate sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will.

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France

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French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikano See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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This film represents the second generation of directorial works by the Demy family that stars members of the Mastroianni/Deneuve family, having been directed by Matthieu Demy and starring Chiara Mastroianni. Previously Matthieu's father, Jacques Demy, directed Chiara's mother, Catherine Deneuve, in four films and father, Marcello Mastroianni, in A Slightly Pregnant Man (which also co-starred Deneuve). See more »

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obsessed way too much
11 January 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

this movie should be retitled 'the masochistic frenchman' - what a self destructive character Demy portrays. truly this story (which is very interesting in concept) is just torn to pieces by the main character stealing every scene and turn in this story! i didn't believe in his characterization at all.

i understand his feeling of abandonment by his mother and the resentment he expressed in having to deal with her estate. but there is not enough background into his personality to support his deep hatred complication. (example - his tossing away of everything in the apartment without care). and just why would he care so much about Lola? a person he has not had contact with for decades! again - not enough character development to support the obsession and misery he endured on her behalf. it's just wasn't believable. and why would he steal the automobile? the telephone conversation he has with his father in which the father psycho analyses his son is just pointless by the time it shows up in the story.

the only shining actor is geraldine chaplin! she is marvelous as the caring but dominating neighbor and not enough of her side of the relationship with the mother is made clear. the writer is too mysterious with his implication that Lola and the mother had something going in their 'friendship'. then the little Mexican boy - what? was that suppose to be Lola's son? not made clear. and the cemetery scene - again - what? sorry this flick is just too full of who, what, when, where, holes; and then he goes back to his lover in France. if you are a person that likes incomplete plot lines - check this movie out!


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