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Time of the Gypsies (1988)

Dom za vesanje (original title)
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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$280,015 (USA)
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Ederlezi
Arranged by Goran Bregovic
Performed by Vaska Jankovska
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Kusturica's ugly magic.
21 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I see a Kusturica film, I see the magic of Fellini but with a sinister edge. His characters may be crude and immorally incorrect, but interesting enough as an observation piece that represents the madness of life. All this done through an epic journey taken by the young and shy Perhan, who discovers the crudeness of live that alters his whole believes and existence. The film plays like an opera, but without the soap, making it another Kusturica masterpiece that mixes the real with the bizarre.


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