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When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2006)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  15 June 2007 (USA)
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A brief look into Romani culture and Rom (Gypsies) from around the globe as five famous Romani groups tour the USA. The film visits their families at home in Spain, India, Macedonia and Romania.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maharaja ...
Themselves
Esma Redzepova ...
Herself
Taraf de Haidouks ...
Themselves
Antonio El Pipa ...
Himself
Fanfare Ciocarlia ...
Themselves
George Cruze ...
Himself, tour manager
Juana ...
Herself, Antonio El Pipa's aunt
Robert Browning ...
Himself, World Music Institute
...
Himself
Stevo Teodosievski ...
Himself (archive footage)
Harish ...
Himself, dancer and female impersonator
Lucía ...
Herself, Antonio el Pipa's daughter
Fabián ...
Himself
Kathy ...
Herself, Caliu's wife
George Eli ...
Himself
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A brief look into Romany culture and Rom (Gypsies) from around the globe as five famous Romany groups tour the USA. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Gypsy Caravan  »

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$13,477 (USA) (15 June 2007)

Gross:

$440,357 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Stunning!
1 April 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this on PBS, and I'm enchanted. I've always been fascinated by the Romani culture and history, and there is so much of that here, tucked in between the songs. There is so much good information here about a people who have been horribly misunderstood and persecuted for most of their history. The movie's approach of wrapping the history and culture into the music, and the stories of the musicians, works very well. The artists, from India, Macedonia, Romania, Spain...all very different, but springing from the same place in the heart. Beautiful, soulful music from beautiful, soulful people. I especially enjoyed Esma, and her stories of life with her husband, Stevo. But I also loved Maharajah, and the other bands. The whole thing is beautifully done. I'll be buying this so I can watch it at my leisure. Don't miss it if you have a chance to see it.


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