No Risk, No Champagne!

original title:

CHI NON RISCHIA NON BEVE CHAMPAGNE

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country:

Italy

year:

2002

film run:

90’

format:

Digi Beta Pal/DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (08/07/2003)

festivals & awards:

Tales of young women that leave or dream of leaving Ukraine in search of a better future in the West. Some look for an husband, some believe the promise of a serious work abroad, some others are convinced they have contacts who will help them find a serious job, still others are ready to do anything because, as an old Russian proverb says, "no risks, no champagne". ). But the dream of the West more often than not turns into a nightmare. Anja ends up in a Polish brothel, Natasha tempts young girls into becoming models for her improbable agency, Irina has spent all her savings on a fifteen-days visa in Italy.