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Somebody else's America

Social film

Goran Paskaljevic

Short description:
The story of emigrants in New York, more precisely in poor part of Brooklyn, of Serb Baja and Spaniard Alfonso and their tragicomic efforts to fit so-called New World. Bajo works illegally by day, and by night helps Alfonso at the bar. He lives at Alfonso's place with a small rooster from Yugoslavia. The rooster's crowing at dawn awakens homesickness in Alfonso's blind moher, and Bajo's longing for his three children, taken care of by his mother, far away, somewhere on the Serbian-Montenegrian border, not realizing that they are already on their way for America. During that trip, Bajo's younger son loses his life in mythical river, Rio Grande. His older son fits new life conditions perfectly. Impractical ones, old mothers, middle-aged sons and lost love will vanish in unreal world of American illusions.
Additional information:
Producer: Stefi 2 - Germany, in cooperation with Pandora Cinema - Frankfurt; helped by Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe, Film Fonds - Hamburg, Hamburger Filmbiro, Canal + - Paris, The European Co - Production Fund - Great Britain, Lightworks Edition Systems - London, Guisana Ltd., Singidunum - Belgrade, RTV Belgrade. Miljen Kljakovic cooperated on scenography.

Mact Productions, Pariz, Intrinsica Films, London, Lichtblick Filmproduktion, Hamburg, Pandora film, Frankfurt, RTV Beograd

Gordan Mihic

Andrew Dickson

Yorgos Arvanitis

Production design:
Wolf Seesselberg, Miljen Kljakovic (Kreka)

Costume design:
Charlotte Holdrich

Country of origin:

Film editing:
William Diver

95 minutes

Widescreen, color



Marija Cassares
Predrag (Miki) Manojlovic
Sergej Trifunovic
Tom Conti
Zorka Manojlovic

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