Directed by Gianni Amelio
Called "one of
the great films of the past decade" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune),
Gianni Amelio's elaborate fresco-of-a-film is set in Albania. Fiore, an unscrupulous
Italian businessman, arrives to grab the spoils of the post-Communist turmoil. He appoints
a half-crazy old Albanian man as his patsy to serve as chairman of his fraudulent company.
When this puppet slips away from his manipulators, Fiore's cocky assistant Gino is
dispatched to track him down. The film takes the form of an odyssey that is also a moral
awakening. "Astonishing! Supremely eloquent, profoundly
startling." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times.
"Profoundly touching, awesome!
one of the finest movies to come our way in a long time.: - Dennis
Cunningham, WCBS-TV. "Compassionate and moving!
Gorgeously shot, superbly well acted." - Michael Medved, Sneak
Previews. With Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido and Carmelo Di Mazzarelli. Italian with yellow
English subtitles, Color.