Stranger than Paradise (1984)

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Story in three distinct segments, the first of which takes place in New York. A young Americanised immigrant is paid a surprise and unwelcome visit by his young Hungarian cousin. Later, he and a friend go to visit the cousin who is now living with her aunt. Finally they go to Florida and check into an empty seaside motel, where the men try to win money at the dog races.

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