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Dom za vesanje (1988)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Davor Dujmovic ...
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 ...
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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Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiempo de gitanos  »

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Gross:

$280,015 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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While making the film, Emir Kusturica, with his own words, was trying to make a movie between Luis Bunuel and John Ford. See more »

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Features Breathless (1983) See more »

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Ederlezi
Arranged by Goran Bregovic
Performed by Vaska Jankovska
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A Rare Treasure
11 August 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

A hauntingly beautiful, tragic, and ultimately spiritual movie. This is "magic realism" put to the highest use. The music is very moving. Definitely not for the usual American-Hollywood audience, but I mean that as a compliment. It has value as a documentary of the Rom lifestyle in Europe and elsewhere. There's considerable irony in the fact that Yugoslavia descended into ethnic genocide and disintegrated since this movie was made -- raising the question of what precisely is this "civilization" that feels so threatened by Gypsies.


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