Lamerica (1995)

Lamerica
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Enrico Lo Verso Actor Gino 1 1000001
Michele Placido Actor Fiore 1 1000002
Carmelo DiMazzarelli Actor Spiro 1 1000003
Piro Milkani Actor Selimi 1 1000004
Elida Janushi Actor Selimi's Cousin 1 1000005
Sefer Pema Actor Prison Warden 1 1000006
Nikolin Elezi Actor Boy Who Dies 1 1000007
Artan Marina Actor Ismail 1 1000008
Besim Kurti Actor Policeman 1 1000009
Esmeralda Ara Actor Little Girl 1 1000010
Gianni Amelio Director n/a 2 2000001
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000002
Enzo Porcelli Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gianni Amelio Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Andrea Porporati Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Alessandro Sermoneta Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Claudio Vecchio Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Samanta Antonnicola Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Massimo Costa Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Marco Turco Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Luca Bigazzi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Simona Paggi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Franco Piersanti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Giuseppe Gaudino Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Luan Uikai Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Liliana Sotira Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Claudia Tenaglia Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Alessandro Zanon Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
The fall of communism has left Albania a swarming chaos of starvation and corruption--ripe for the picking by foreign swindlers. Enrico, an Italian con man, wants to set up a dummy factory with his partner, but must head the company with an Albanian. They pick Spiro, a demented 80-year-old just released from 50 years of hard labor, to be the figurehead president. But when Spiro runs away into the countryside, Enrico sets after him and is gradually stripped of the chic trappings he's taken for granted back home. Finally, he's reduced to joining the thousands of Albanian refugees trying to escape to a better life in Italy.
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