- Original title
- Running time
- 106 min.
Gianni Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta
Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Alia Film, Arena Films, Rai 1, Canal+, Vega Film, CNC, Eurimages Council of Europe
Drama | Immigration
- Synopsis / Plot
- An opportunistic Italian swindler heads to Albania and finds himself involved with the life of an impoverished local in this somber political drama. Gino (Enrico Lo Verso) and his partner in crime Fiore (Michele Placido) come to Albania with a money-making scheme designed to capitalize on the surrounding political chaos. For the con to work, however, they need an easily exploitable native Albanian, and they recruit Spiro (Carmelo Di Mazzarelli). Easily confused and utterly impoverished, this elderly former political prisoner seems the perfect choice, until he unexpectedly disappears. Gino is assigned to find him, setting out on a journey that leads him to discover Spiro's tragic personal history and become intimately acquainted with the full extent of Albanian poverty.
: Venice Film Festival: Best Director
: European Film Awards: Best Movie
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: David di Donatello Awards: 3 Awards, including Best Cinematography. 5 Nom.
: Goya Awards: Best European Movie
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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