La Linea del Cielo (1983)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Urban Comedy  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Antonio Resines plays a Spanish photographer whose dreams of fame and fortune lead him to New York City. All he cares about are the surface attractions of the Big Apple; he doesn't even bother to learn the English language beyond a few random phrases. As a result, he stumbles about Manhattan like a man from Mars, his mouth agape at everyday occurrences which the citizenry take for granted. Though fortune does not always smile upon Resines, he finds a solid support group amongst several Greenwich Village artistic types, including fellow Spanish emigre Beatriz Perez-Porro. Whit Stillman, future auteur of the cult favorite Metropolitan, plays one of Resines' new friends in Skyline (original Spanish title: La Linea del Cielo).

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friendship, immigrant, life-changes, big-city, photographer, success, class [social], employment, survivor, traveling, writing