Lamerica / Lamerica

Gianni Amelio Director: Gianni Amelio
Cast list: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli, Elida Janushi, Sefer Pema, Idajet Sejdia, Marieta Ljarja
Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta
Director of Photography: Luca Bigazzi
Editor: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti
Producer: Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Distribution: Luce Cinecittá
Rights: Luce Cinecittá
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Year: 1994
Running time: 116
Presentation format: 35 mm
Language: Albanian, Italian
Subtitles: Czech, English
Movie synopsis: The plan to set up a fake factory in Albania fails when Italian businessman, Gino loses a carefully selected “director” of the factory – an old man named Spiro who runs away. The man without a family spent decades in a communist prison and all he wants is to go home. It is only later that Gino finds out about the old man's difficult life, but by that time, they are already in the middle of nowhere, with almost no financial means and no prospect of profit from the scam business. The film portrays an individual helpless against a political regime, describing the hopeless situation of a country destroyed by both fascism and communism, as well as the desperation and poverty of common people who believe in a brighter future everywhere except in their homeland.
Awards and Nominations: David di Donatello Awards (1995) – Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Sound * European Film Awards (1995) – Best Film * Venice IFF (1994) – Golden Osella (Best Director), Pasinetti Award (Best Film)
Lamerica Lamerica
with support of
Instituto Luce Cinecittá
Instituto Luce Cinecittá
Italský kulturní institut Praha
Italský kulturní institut Praha
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