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The brothers Marco and Antonio Manetti wrote and directed this comedy about Rome's Nigerian community. Recent arrival Nike (Juliet Omoniji) hopes to find romance with Torino boy Eby (Paul Anthony Anderson) when he travels to Rome for a soccer match, but Eby's Torino girlfriend (Jennifer Bola Akinemi) creates an unexpected hurdle. A parallel story is intercut to follow another young woman who travels to Italy from a poverty-stricken Nigerian village and gets a big welcome from those who plan to exploit her. This film is part of the "Another Country in My Eyes" series that also includes Francesca Pirani's The Apartment, Rachid Benhadj's The Tree of Human Destinies, and Robert Giannarelli's Di Cielo in Cielo. Shown at 1997 film festivals (Turin, Locarno). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Juliet Omoniji
as Nike
Luca Laurenti
as Fabio

Crew

Antonio Manetti
Director
Marco Manetti
Director
Piergiorgio Bellocchio
Producer
Marco Manetti
Screenwriter
Antonio Manetti
Screenwriter
Federico Schlatter
Cinematographer
Francesca Calvelli
Editor
Pierluigi Manetti
Art Director
Cinzia Lucchetti
Costume Designer
Gaetano Carito
Sound/Sound Designer
Fabiola Banzi
Casting
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