Once We Were Strangers


1h 34m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Antonio is an Italian working without papers at a Manhattan restaurant and meets Ellen while explaining to her date that carbonara isn't made with garlic. Apu, a naturalized Indian also working at the restaurant, is preparing to meet his arranged bride, Devi. Just as Ellen and Antonio appear to be c

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Antonio is an Italian working without papers at a Manhattan restaurant and meets Ellen while explaining to her date that carbonara isn't made with garlic. Apu, a naturalized Indian also working at the restaurant, is preparing to meet his arranged bride, Devi. Just as Ellen and Antonio appear to be creating a steady relationship, she drops the bombshell that she's leaving for Paris. Meanwhile, immigration officials are closing in on Antonio, and Apu and Devi are trying to work out an arrangement that will let him be a modern guy while not offending Devi's traditional values.

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the award for Best Actor (Amato) at the 1999 Brussels International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today) August 22 - September 2, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.

Shown at Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival (Feature) May 10-14, 2000

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today) August 22 - September 2, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival (Feature) May 10-14, 2000)