Someone Else's America Poster

Release Date: 1995

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Running a small bar called the Paradiso in Brooklyn, N.Y., Alonso (Tom Conti), a Spanish immigrant, has to support not only himself and his mother, but also his friend Bayo (Miki Manojlovic) as well. An illegal alien from Montenegro, Bayo makes a pittance working for a toxic-waste collection crew, attempting to save up enough money to bring his wife and three children to America. Even while working hard day and night, however, the friends find the American dream frustratingly out of reach.

Cast: Tom Conti, Miki Manojlovic, María Casares, Zorka Manojlovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Chia-ching Niu, Andjela Stojkovic, Ananda Ellis

Director: Goran Paskaljevic

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Melodramatic, Bar, Mother, Sacrifice, Friend, Underdog, 1990s, Emotional, Moving, Family