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Come l'America (2001)

Almost America's story begins in 1951. When the Po River in northern Italy floods her village, Antonia Di Vito (Ferilli) takes her children and sister Paola to Canada, where her husband ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Sabrina Ferilli ... Antonia
Massimo Ghini ... Mario
Henry Czerny ... Steven
Gioia Spaziani Gioia Spaziani ... Paola
Cosimo Bani Cosimo Bani ... Young Matteo
Veronica Niccolai Veronica Niccolai ... Young Annina
Dominic Zamprogna ... Older Matteo
Guido Laurjni Guido Laurjni ... (as Guido Laurini)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brunella Battista Brunella Battista ... Rosa Brusco
Caroline Cave ... Jennifer
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Doug
Frank Crudele Frank Crudele ... Lanzetta
Matthew Currie Holmes ... Motorcycle Thug
Andy Curtis Andy Curtis ... Cop
Jeff Gladstone ... Boy 1


Almost America's story begins in 1951. When the Po River in northern Italy floods her village, Antonia Di Vito (Ferilli) takes her children and sister Paola to Canada, where her husband Vincenzo has been working to establish a new home for the family. Upon their arrival in Alberta, Antonia is devastated to learn that Vincenzo has a new Canadian wife and child. Unable to return to Italy, she decides to stay in Edmonton. But life in the new country is difficult. Antonia finds that she can't practise as a midwife; Paola discovers that she became pregnant before leaving Italy; and Antonia's son, deprived of a strong father figure and unable to speak English, runs afoul of the law. Despite all the obstacles the family faces, Antonia remains determined to build a better life. Written by Anonymous

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Italy | Canada



Release Date:

23 April 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A mi Amerikánk See more »

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1.33 : 1
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C'è una chiesetta
Performed by Massimo Ghini
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very good
6 January 2014 | by f-franchi39See all my reviews

Remembering the flooding of the Polesine (an Italian region) in 1951, and at the time living in the Toscan-Emilia/Romagna Appenines (a set of mountains that divides these two regions north-east to south-west with peaks of up to 6,000 feet)and remembering that in our village Gaggio Montano (elevation about 2,000 feet) many families helped the distressed families of the Polesine flooding by taking in their homes school aged children's for that summer of 1951, I would say that this movie, is well researched.It's very valid today, even thought it reflected immigrants condition in the 1950 Canada to very analogous situation of immigrants (from many other countries) to Italy in recent years, where the reception place for these immigrants, are military barracks just like the movie in Canada. Having talked over the years to other immigrants like me (1956 USA), I would says that the story has it develops in Canada, is realistic enough, after years of family separation some men went astray,unfortunately. The actors are good, and the ending, the best part:tear jerking. I also have to note that I watched this movie in the Italian spoken version on RAI International 3 or 4 years ago, and as far as I could remember, did not find any glitches with sub titles. I highly recommend it to any body that is familiar with those times, or story, and any one that is looking for contents and high morals to the story it self.

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