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Director:
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Tony Gatlif (original screenplay and adaptation)
Kits Hilaire (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 August 1998 (USA) See more »
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In Every Soul There is a Gypsy
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A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Romain Duris: Hero or antihero?
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Kusturica did it better See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Romain Duris ... Stéphane
Rona Hartner ... Sabina
Izidor Serban ... Isidor
Ovidiu Balan ... Sami
Angela Serban ... Angela
Aurica Ursan ... Aurica
Vasile Serban ... Vasile
Ioan Serban ... Ioan
Gheorge Gherebenec ... Gheorge
Dan Astileanu ... Dumitru
Valentin Teodosiu ... Le Secrétaire de Mairie / Denech
Petre Nicolae ... L'Épicier
Calman Kantor ... Radu
Florin Moldovan ... Adriani
Adrian Simionescu ... L'Enfant Prodige
Luminita Paun ... La Mariée / The Bride
Jean Paun ... La Père de la Mariée / The Bride's Father
Petre Costescu ... La Père de la Marié / The Brideman's Father
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Mónika Juhász Miczura ... Singer
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Directed by
Tony Gatlif 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Gatlif  original screenplay and adaptation
Kits Hilaire  screenplay adaptation
Maigne Jaques  screenplay adaptation

Produced by
Guy Marignane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Gatlif 
Rona Hartner 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Guichard 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Dartonne 
 
Casting by
Marie de Laubier 
 
Costume Design by
Brigitte Brassart 
 
Makeup Department
Ioana Mocanu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michel Bazinet .... unit manager: France
Mihai Dinu .... production manager
Cezarina Harabour .... unit manager: Romania
Doru Mitran .... production manager: Romania
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Csaba Bereczky .... assistant director
Mircea Plângau .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Petre Constantin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects editor
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Naegelen .... sound editor
Nicolas Naegelen .... sound
Fabrice Servera .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stéphane Assié .... gaffer
Pompiliu Avram .... first assistant camera
Patrick Ghiringhelli .... second assistant camera
Mihai Ionita .... electrician
Mihai Malaimare Jr. .... still photographer
Mihai Maldea .... grip
Ion Olteanu .... electrician
Ilie Rusen .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mihaela Ularu .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Nadine Verdier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Laurent Dusothoit .... production assistant
Patricia Guyotte .... production assistant
Rodica Nitescu .... script supervisor
Marius Stanciu .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gadjo dilo" - Romania (original title)
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102 min | France:113 min (Director's Cut)
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Third movie of Tony Gatlif's trilogy on the Rromani people. It was preceded by Les princes (1983) and Latcho Drom (1993).See more »
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Follows Latcho Drom (1993)See more »

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23 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Kusturica did it better, 16 December 2003
Author: Dan Dragan from Chicago

I rented the movie wishing to see why would Vadim Tudor , the leader of the ultra-nationalist movement in Romania , be angry at a relatively unknown actress of Jewish descent but born in Romania , called Rona Hartner.

I found this to be one charming movie but please, do not, by any means , take it as a documentary or search any sociological value in it. Otherwise you might be tempted to believe that the gypsies are a cute, merry, high-spirited people kept in cruel slavery by the oppressing Romanians. There are two sides to every story, remember that, and the movie does a wonderful job at presenting one and only one passionate side of it. Check Kusturica's movies for a more complete/impartial vision on gypsies , their joys and their troubles, without the romantic halo that Tony Gatlif casted upon them in his movie. Bear in mind that the Romanians (even as depicted in the movie) are as poor and oppressed as the gypsies, and , to spit it out, that the "the uncontaminated world of the gypsies","the gypsy culture" and "the chaotically beauty of gypsies" are to be placed in the context of active refusal and defiance of established modern society rules, an attitude that the majority of the gypsies still openly professes - an attitude which makes them at least undesirable for the majority in any of the countries they are living - and this is what Gatlif doesn't show and Kusturica rejoice in displaying.

What's enjoyable here is the human story , at times joyful, at times moving and full of sorrow - a story that transcends the ethnic borders of the movie. As a Romanian who lived quite a while in a mixed nationality village and knows "the subject" quite well, I have to congratulate Rona Hartner on a perfect impersonation of a 'piranda', and Izidor Serban on a moving role that could have started a career.And I do understand why Vadim Tudor was angry at her ;-).

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