Lamerica
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's intention is to put a human face on a complex situation, and while this is successful, it is the depth of the film's characters that draws the audience's empathy."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A mesmerizing film that will soften your heart towards the plight of refugees all over the world."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Chocked full of universal messages the director feels impelled to get across."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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