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Release Date:
15 June 2007 (USA) See more »
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


Additional Details

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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Stunning!, 1 April 2008
Author: patricia-resnick from California

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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