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Lana’s Rain


The writer/producer/director of this very low-budget thriller strikes me as a film school Quentin Tarantino wannabe, but he doesn’t have the chops to pull it off. It gets off to a very nice beginning, but squanders it in a lot of bloody foofaraw. The lead, Oxana Orlenko, is quite good. She starts off as a war-torn waif in Bosnia, goes through incredible degradation, and ends up a real stunner. You wouldn’t recognize her. She has a lot of range, unlike her co-stars, who are cartoon villains. I hope to see her again. She could have quite a glamorous career.