Love Costs: Filipinos in Italy and the Movie, "Milan"

Laura E. Ruberto (March 04, 2008)
What better place than Italy for immigrants to find both a job and a lover?

Recently, for reasons that will remain mysterious, I found myself in front of a computer screen typing the word “Italy” into the Netflix search bar. After wading through over 300 film descriptions—including dozens of tourist and cooking DVDs, scores of classic and contemporary Italian films, and more flicks about Italian Americans than you might expect—I stumbled across a 2004 film called Milan, with the following description: