Lamerica Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Lamerica the Movie

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Two Italian hustlers, Fiore (Placido) and his younger partner Gino (Lo Verso), head for poverty-stricken Albania in 1991, the first year after the collapse of the Communist dictatorship. They intend to set up a phony corporation and scam money from government grants but they need an Albanian figurehead. The duo find simple-minded, elderly Spiro (Di Mazzarelli), who's spent most of his life in prison camps, and stash him in an orphanage for safe keeping. Only when Spiro gets away, Gino heads for the countryside to find him and discovers some secrets about Spiro's past and just how the wily Albanians have been surviving. Italian with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Scams, Stings & Cons, Hard Knock Life, Growing Older, Road Trip, Politics
Gianni Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta
Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli, Piro Milkani
Luca Bigazzi
Gianni Amelio
Franco Piersanti
Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, New Yorker Films

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