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Time of the Gypsies (1988)
"Dom za vesanje" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  9 February 1990 (USA)
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Davor Dujmovic ...
Perhan
Bora Todorovic ...
Ahmed
Ljubica Adzovic ...
Khaditza (Grandmother)
Husnija Hasimovic ...
Merdzan (Uncle)
Sinolicka Trpkova ...
Azra (girlfriend)
Zabit Memedov ...
Zabit (neighbor)
Elvira Sali ...
Danira (sister)
Suada Karisik ...
Dzamila
Predrag Lakovic
Mirsad Zulic
Ajnur Redzepi ...
Perhan's son
Sedrije Halim ...
Ruza, Azra's mother
Saban Rojan
Edin Rizvanovic
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In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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"When God came down to earth he could not deal with the gypsies . . . and he took the next flight back"

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

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Tiempo de gitanos  »

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$280,015 (USA)
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Powerful and moving
27 September 2004 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie shines as an example of pure art in cinema. So powerful with symbolism and story telling, "Time of Gypsies" delivers amazing performances on acting, settings, musical scores, and overall directing.

In year 1988, this movie was one of the most awaited films in the Istanbul International Film Festival. I was one of the lucky ones who had a ticket for the film. When the show time arrived, it was obvious that there was a problem since the film did not started. A lady from the festival committee came to the stage announcing their appology and explaining what the problem was; they were expecting the copy of the film from the its distributor in USA. Unfortunately there was a logistics problem, so they had to get it directly from Yugoslavia. When the festival organisation put their Yugoslavian translators at work they did not understand which language it was! And a cleaning lady, who was an actual gypsy figured out that the movie was in Gypsy language. So it was not possible to translate it for the festival.

So they offered an apology and refund in case anybody did not want to watch it without subtitles.

Nobody left the theatre. We watched the movie without understanding a word. But, at the end there was a standing ovation at the theatre went on for a couple of minutes.


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