Lana's Rain                                 2005

104 min 

Drama   |   English • Serbo-Croatian

Director: Michael S. Ojeda

Starring:

Oksana Orlan

Nickolai Stoilov

David Darlow

Synopsis

Lana's only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a low level gangster with enemies intent on revenge.  The two escape to America with hopes of a better life, but Lana's illusions are shattered as she is forced to become a prostitute on the mean streets of Chicago. As Lana gets pulled deeper into her brother's criminal world, a steely determination grows and she must risk her own life to overcome Darko and his pursuers if she hopes to realize her American dream.

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Critic Reviews

The Chicago Tribune

"The lower depth portrait of Chicago and the striking debut performance by actress Oksana Orlenko grant Lana's Rain a stinging authenticty ."

ROGER EBERT - 2 THUMBS UP

"A compelling, hard edged story.  A revenge twist so ingenious I will not even hint of it."