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Immigrant friends living in a shabby corner of Brooklyn while they pursue the American Dream are the center of this comedy-drama from Serbian director [[Performer~P118849~Goran Paskaljevic~goranpaskaljevic]]. [[Performer~P14627~Tom Conti~tomconti]] stars as Alonso, a Spaniard and owner of the Paradiso, a run-down bar where he lives with his blind mother and where his friend Bayo ([[Performer~P45152~Miki Manojlovic~mikimanojlovic]]), an illegal immigrant from Yugoslavia, works as janitor in exchange for free room. The best of friends, Alonso and Bayo are united in believing that they'll succeed in the Land of Opportunity, despite much evidence to the contrary. Bayo's family then follows him to New York from Montenegro, but his beloved youngest son is drowned in the Rio Grande during the dangerous journey. Unable to cope with his grief, Bayo blames his eldest son, Luka ([[Performer~P199288~Sergej Trifunovic~sergejtrifunovic]]) for the tragedy. Luka, however, turns out to be the salvation of both his father and Alonso, transforming Paradiso into a trendy ethnic restaurant and marrying a Chinese-American girl in order to gain citizenship. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Tom Conti
as Alonso
Miki Manojlovic
as Bayo
Maria Casarés
as Alonso's Mother
Zorka Manojlovic
as Bayo's Mother
Sergej Trifunovic
as Luka
Andjela Stojkovic
as Savka
Michael Willis
as Foreman

Crew

Goran Paskaljevic
Director
Jean-Yves Asselin
Producer
Helga Baehr
Producer
Robin O'Hara
Producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Producer
Gordan Mihic
Screenwriter
Georges Arvanitis
Cinematographer
William Diver
Editor
Charlotte Holdich
Costume Designer
Aad Wirtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Wangler
Sound/Sound Designer
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