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

 -  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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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gypsy Caravan  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$440,357 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Nicolae Neacşu: When I was a kid, 3 fates came to me. One destined this, one destined that, and the youngest asked me, "When do you want an easy life? When you are old or young?" I said, when I am old. Because when I'm young I can carry life's bitterness.
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very powerful, tantalizing
8 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Funny how some comments on this film are only in the discussion section, as solo cries d'esprit. anyway... the one saying "tour de force" was certainly right, on the level of pure film-making this movie is dazzling. I was also really impressed with the way in which the director generally used the music as a springboard to continue the "narrative" in a way that was very consistently magical. A little more time was taken with some of the things that were most extraordinary, musically. I mean, compare this movie with something like buena vista social club... it can't be done this is so vasty superior a piece of work, let alone that its so much more ambitious, that the subject matter is really a lot richer and mined to so much greater um yield.


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