Lettere Al Vento (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Albanian actor and filmmaker Edmond Budina is the writer, director, and star of the drama Letters in the Wind. Budina plays out-of-work professor Niko Gjini who struggles to survive in present-day Albania after the fall of Communism. He and his wife Nina (Yllka Mujo) are usually aided with money sent from their son in Italy, whom they haven't seen in years. Soon the money stops coming and Niko starts to believes he may be in trouble. With no money, Niko swallows his pride and resorts to selling bananas. He is then offered money by his old friend Goni Doci (Bujar Asqeriu), who has since become a powerful and corrupt gangster. After his daughter Eda (played by the director's real-life daughter Adele Budina) is kidnapped, Niko discovers that his son is feared throughout Albania. Needing to find out the truth, he travels to Turin, Italy, in search of his son. Letters in the Wind was shown at the 2003 Taormina Film Festival.

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gangster, professor