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Russian immigrant Lisa and her Portuguese husband, small-time crook Fernando, decide to take advantage of the wave of immigrants and turn their house in Copa do Vapor, Portugal, into a halfway home. To Lisa's dismay, Fernando's ex-wife is behind the scam and sets up a gang of misfits to falsify passports for illegals from Russia and Africa. But when a Russian orthopedic surgeon seeking documentation shows up, Lisa sees him as a way out of her rapidly deteriorating life. A noirish take on the American dream in Europe, this darkly hilarious film marks an impressive debut feature from filmmaker João Nuno Pinto.

DIR/SCR João Nuno Pinto; SCR Luísa Costa Gomes, Melanie Dimantas; PROD António de Cunha Telles, Pandora da Cunha Telles, Viktor Taknov, Miguel Varela. Portugal/Russia/Brazil/Spain, 2010, color, 111 min. In Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Creole with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Thu, Nov 10, 4:45, 9:25; Fri, Nov 11, 2:00


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