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When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan -- 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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When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan -- Clip: I am a gypsy


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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Gypsy Caravan
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 12 July 2007)

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  (in credits order)
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

Johnny Depp ... 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
Isabel Soffer ... Herself

Directed by
Jasmine Dellal 
Produced by
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Joanna Chejade-Bloom .... associate producer
Jasmine Dellal .... producer
San Fu Maltha .... executive producer
Michael Werner .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Alain de Halleux 
Albert Maysles 
Art Direction by
Josh Fifarek 
Sound Department
Carlos M. Cano .... assistant sound editor
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer
George Eli .... sound
Marius Emil Stanescu .... sound recordist
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Roko Belic .... additional camerawork
Adam Jeppeson .... additional camerawork
Dean Mermell .... additional camerawork
PJ Raval .... additional camerawork
Margarita Semadeni .... additional camerawork
Dan Uneken .... still photographer: Spain
Editorial Department
Kiki Allgeier .... post-production associate
Don Bernier .... assistant editor
Carlos Chacon .... post-production associate
Craig Gordon .... digital intermediate editor
Margarita Jimeno .... assistant editor
Paulo Padilha .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... music editor
Other crew
Bryan Bruchman .... production assistant
Houston King .... producer's representative
Josh Fifarek .... very special thanks


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Also Known As:
"When the Road Bends..." - International (English title) (short title)
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USA:110 min
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Nicolae NeacÅŸu: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.See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Romani Boogie Woogie, 5 August 2007
Author: Seamus2829 from United States

If you consider yourself a lover of World Music as I am, you owe yourself a major treat by seeking out 'When The Road Bends:Tales Of A Gypsy Caravan'. This is a glowing document of the Romani culture (or as it is known to most as the rather unfortunate label of Gypsy)in song and dance. It gives the viewer a brief overview of the Romani people, where they originally came from,and where they've ended up (and not without a great deal of prejudice & hatred by small minded people). Most of the film is a document of a tour that was organized by the independent record label, 'World Village',as an overview of Rom music from India,Spain,Romania,Macedonia,etc. Probably the best known personae representing Romani music is Esma Redzepova, who has been out there singing for well over 40 years, and is recognized by the United Nations for her humanitarian work with children,by adopting over 45 Rom children (pretty impressive so far, no?). The film also merits equal attention to Taraf de Haidouks,Fanfare Ciocarlia,to mention a few. The film besides being shot on tour in the U.S. & Canada, also features footage shot in the performers respective countries, and features interview footage with the musicians,as well. To sum it all up,this film is a celebration of a culture that has long been looked down upon with suspicion & prejudice. It reminded me a lot of another film in a similar vein (Tony Gatliff's 'Latcho Drom'--or,Safe Journey', from 1993,which also told the story of the Romani people,but in a wordless,almost cinema verite style that I admired big time). You may have to do a bit of searching for this one, as it is known by a few other titles,depending (it's also called Gypsy Caravan,or just 'When The Road Bends'). At the two screenings I attended, people were really getting their groove on with the music & dance in this film (especially the Flamenco segments). The soundtrack CD is also worth busting your wallet open for.

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