|Oxana Orlenko In Lana's Rain|
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The main message of this compelling 2002 drama seems to be that no matter how bad you think people are, they're really a lot worse.
Darko and Lana, a brother and sister, escape to America from the war-torn Balkans and wind up in Chicago. Lana doesn't know that Darko is a low-level mobster and war criminal on the run from the international authorities. Despite the promise of a new land, things seem to once again go badly for the pair when their money and possessions appear to be stolen from the park while Lana dozes. Penniless, Darko convinces Lana that the only choice is for her to turn tricks.
Although Darko thrives, there never seems to be enough money for Lana to quit hooking, and Darko eventually adds two more women to his stable.
When rogue international agents snatch Lana and another hooker and torture them mercilessly to reveal Darko's whereabouts, she begins to realize her brother is nothing like he seems.
A dark and unpleasant but extremely well-done movie with excellent story and acting, that will keep your interest until the end. Highly recommended.