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And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)

| Biography, Drama, War
This is the true story about a group of Romani's (gypsy) in occupied Poland during World War II as they confront the atrocities and tragedies of a forgotten holocaust.

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Dymitr Mirga
Didi Ramati ...
Wala Mirga, Dymitr's wife
Piotr Polk ...
Roman Mirga, Dymitr's son
Maya Ramati ...
Zoya Natkin / Mirga
Kasia Siwak ...
Mara Mirga, Dymitr's daughter
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Sandu Mirga, Dymitr's father
Bettine Milne ...
Rosa Mirga, Dymitr's mother
Aldona Grochal ...
Wala's Sister
Wieslaw Wójcik ...
Bora Natkin, Zoya's father
Ernestyna Winnicka ...
Zoya's mother
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Col. Krüger
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Mikita
Wojciech Pastuszko ...
Koro, Mikita's son
Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski ...
Pawel, Romans friend
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Based upon the novel by the director, Alexander Ramati, this film follows Dymitra a Polish gypsy violinist, as he leads his family and friends in a desperate bid for freedom. Eventual capture leads them to Auschwitz where they face an inevitable end. Written by mahajanssen

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A forgotten holocaust in World War II.

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A group of gypsies fleeing the Natzi's during World War II.
27 January 2001 | by (Chicago,Il.) – See all my reviews

This is a good film that depicts a small group of gysies escaping the German army during World War II. The group is fleeing south from Poland through Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Bucholz gives a good performance as the gypsy leader who must mediate disputes. Through all their travail there is romance with the leaders adolescent daughter and a boy from another gypsy family. The film is unique in that the hunted are not Jews or prisoners of war, but gypsies. I was so glad to see someone,somewhere make a film where a group other than Jews are depicted as the targets of Natzi hatred. Sadly you may never see this film since it was shown only once on Showtime in mid-afternoon a number or years ago.


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