Someone Else's America


1h 36m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Alonso is a Spanish emigre who has moved to America full of hopes and dreams for a better life. Now the manager of a Brooklyn bar and grill, he and his best friend Bayo set about pursuing the elusive American dream. Their touchingly determined and frequently hilarious efforts to find their pot of go

Film Details

Also Known As
Amerique des autres, L'
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Barnyard Babies; Dda Public Relations; Eurimages; Exotics Unlimited; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; IFA Cinema; Mact Productions; Pandora Film Produktion; Pandora Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
October Films; Filmfour; New Yorker Films; October Films
Location
Ciudad Acuna, Mexico; Del Rio, Texas, USA; Thessaloniki, Greece; New York City, New York, USA; Hamburg Studios, Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Alonso is a Spanish emigre who has moved to America full of hopes and dreams for a better life. Now the manager of a Brooklyn bar and grill, he and his best friend Bayo set about pursuing the elusive American dream. Their touchingly determined and frequently hilarious efforts to find their pot of gold, more often than not, go awry. But anything is possible in director Goran Paskaljevic's America.

Crew

Giorgios Arvanitis

Director Of Photography

Jean-yves Asselin

Line Producer

Helga Bahr

Producer

Johanna Baldwin

Co-Producer

Jane Barrer

Location Manager (New York Crew)

Nick Bicat

Musician (Ercussion)

Paula Boram

Foley

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects (New York Crew)

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects (New York Crew)

Nico Brown

Musician (Ecorder)

Francoise Chapuis-asselin

Makeup Designer

St Clair Davis

Boom Operator

Antoine De Clermont-tonnerre

Producer

Valerie Desjardins

Script Supervisor

Emilio Deuranga

Song ("Alla En El Rancho Grande")

Juan Diaz Del Moral

Song ("Alla En El Rancho Grande")

Andrew Dickson

Original Music

Andrew Dickson

Music

William Diver

Editor

Alberto Dominguez

Song ("Perfidia")

Jean Durand

Grader

Tony Faulkner

Unit Manager (New York Crew)

Lucy Fawcett

Foley

Brigitte Fiore

Post-Production Supervisor

Segolene Fleury

Production Accountant

Livia Gainham

1st Assistant Editor

Marie-jose Godin

Assistant (To The Producers)

François Groult

Sound

Naomi Harris

Production Coordinator

Bill Hawkes

Music (Iola)

Charlotte Holdich

Costume Designer

Coral Houtman

1st Assistant Editor

Lisa Janowski

Second Assistant Director (New York Crew)

Miljen Kreka Kljakovic

Production Designer Consultant

Eddie Kochak

Arabic Music Consultant

Susan Labunski

Second 2nd Assistant Director (New York Crew)

Simon Lane

Stanley'S Voice And Dialogue

Simon Lane

Screenplay

Andrew Lassman

Props (New York Crew)

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator (New York Crew)

Andrew Marriner

Musician (Larinet)

Caty Maxey

Art Director (New York Crew)

Nancy Mayans

Dialogue Coach

Lisa Mccomb

Assistant (To The Producers)

Gordan Mihic

Screenwriter

Robin O'hara

Line Producer (New York Crew)

Mary Popovic

English Dialogue

Mary Popovic

Screenplay

Robi Reed-humes

Casting Directors (New York Crew)

Robi Reed-humes

Casting

Nick Rodwell

Musician (Larinet)

David Rose

Producer

David Rose

Screenplay

David Rose

English Dialogue

Wolf Seesselberg

Art Director

Stephane Seilhean

Unit Coordinator

Jamie Silverstein

Camera Operator (New York Crew)

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator (New York Crew)

Carmen Soriano

Script Supervisor

Paul Speirs

Musician (Ouble Bass)

Jonathan Starch

First Assistant Director (New York Crew)

Gabrielle Tana

Co-Producer

Vladimir Torbica

1st Assistant Director

Mark Tucker

Music Mix

Anna Turville

Assistant Editor

Christian Wangler

Sound

Dave White

Musician (Ass Clarinet)

Anne Louise Wirgman

Assistant (To The Producers)

Aad Wirtz

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Amerique des autres, L'
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Barnyard Babies; Dda Public Relations; Eurimages; Exotics Unlimited; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; IFA Cinema; Mact Productions; Pandora Film Produktion; Pandora Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
October Films; Filmfour; New Yorker Films; October Films
Location
Ciudad Acuna, Mexico; Del Rio, Texas, USA; Thessaloniki, Greece; New York City, New York, USA; Hamburg Studios, Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Released in United Kingdom June 13, 1997

Released in United States May 10, 1996

Released in United States May 24, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 9, 1997

Released in United States September 9, 1997

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Began shooting late May 1994.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 2-11, 1996.

Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy, November 5-10, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.

c Fujicolor

Dolby (Spectral Recording)

dialogue English, Serbian and Spanish

rtg MPAA R

Released in United States May 10, 1996 (New York City)

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Released in United States May 24, 1996 (Los Angeles)

Released in United Kingdom June 13, 1997

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 9, 1997

Released in United States September 9, 1997