Synopsis by Cammila Collar
Lana is willing to do anything to leave the war-torn Balkans behind, so when her brother Darko leaves for America, she goes with him. Darko, however, is immersed in a shady world of crime and violence and, hindered by her inability to speak English, Lana must succumb to the demands of the Chicago city streets in order to survive. She still has hope for attaining a happy life and an escape from the darkness that has followed her halfway around the world, but she may not be able to gain access to that life with her brother.
American-dream, desperation, escape, immigrant, brother, prostitute/prostitution, Balkans, disguise, domination [influence], gangster, naivete