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FULL SYNOPSIS

A Russian woman gets an unexpected crash course in small-town American life in this independent comedy drama. Jake ([[Performer~P280160~Vincent Angelini~vincentangelini]]) lives and works in Paradise, a small town in southwestern Michigan. Jake is gruff and good-hearted when sober but can be mean-spirited and unpredictable when drunk. His close friend Chick ([[Performer~P280161~Randall Godwin~randallgodwin]]) thinks Jake needs a wife, so when he reads a magazine report about Russian women making themselves available as mail-order brides, he poses as Jake to write several letters to an attractive woman from the Ukraine; he also raises money among Jake's friends to bring her to America. Viktoria ([[Performer~P252416~Natalia Nazarova~tatyananazarova]]) is puzzled by Jake's lack of enthusiasm when she first meets him, and is outraged by his alcoholic discourtesy to her; she storms out and ends up staying with Reenie ([[Performer~P10827~Tantoo Cardinal~tantoocardinal]]), the no-nonsense barmaid at the local tavern. The next morning, Viktoria realizes that Chick bought her a one-way ticket, leaving her stranded. Reenie takes Viktoria under her wing, giving her a job at the bar while they figure out a way to send her back home. Postmark Paradise marked the feature film debuts for both director [[Performer~P277463~Thompson E. Clay~thompsoneclay]] and screenwriter [[Performer~P111799~Dan Slider~danslider]]; the film was a prize-winner at the 2000 East Lansing Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Natalia Nazarova
as Viktoria
Tantoo Cardinal
as Reenie
Vincent Angelini
as Jake
Randall Godwin
as Chick

Crew

Michael Deering
Producer
Michael Deering
Editor
Matt Mulder
Sound/Sound Designer
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